Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses in Nashville, TN
Preparing to have laser-assisted cataract surgery, or perhaps laser-assisted cataract surgery in conjunction with intraocular lenses? If so, then, you should have a clear view as to what your laser-assisted cataract surgery and intraocular lens options are, to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your results. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life, offers several laser-assisted cataract surgery lens options including with intraocular lenses, for the residents of Nashville, Brentwood, Bellevue and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What Is Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses?
Don’t let your vision be clouded any longer. At Vision for Life, we offer several different laser-assisted cataract surgery options, including in conjunction with intraocular lenses. Even if you do not have cataracts, these types of lenses can be used for vision correction, and to you help prevent the development of cataracts as you get older. Intraocular lenses are devices that replace the natural lens of your eye, as the intraocular lens is implanted inside your eye, and this procedure can be performed alone (which is also known as refractive lens exchange) or in conjunction with laser-assisted cataract surgery. Intraocular lenses are recommended for cataract patients who want to improve their near and distance vision, as with these lenses, you will be able to see both at a distance as well as close-up.
What Are the Benefits of Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses?
Set up your consultation now, and Dr. Horn will walk you through both the benefits as well as all of your options for laser-assisted cataract surgery, including the utilization of intraocular lenses. Monofocal lenses for correcting distance vision are the most common type of lenses used for laser-assisted cataract surgery, and they are designed to improve your distance vision, although you may still need reading glasses for reading your phone, and other near at hand tasks. Intraocular lenses can be customized to meet your precise needs in a quick and simple procedure, and once implanted in your eye, in addition to improving your near, intermediate and distance vision, intraocular lenses offer other benefits as well, including eliminating the effects of clouded natural lenses. Cataract patients with astigmatism can improve their vision with toric lenses or a combination of lens replacement and relaxing incisions. Toric lenses are among the most advanced lens options available, and they can adjust for specific vision deficiencies, reducing the need for a second surgery if you have astigmatism. If you are not a candidate for toric lenses because you have severe astigmatism, Dr. Horn may recommend lens replacement and relaxing incisions.
What Should I Expect from Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses?
During your consultation, together with Dr. Horn, you will develop a treatment plan that may include laser-assisted cataract surgery, or laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lenses, depending on your unique needs and desires. Before the procedure, your eye will be numbed with a local anesthesia, and Dr. Horn may also administer a medication to help you remain relaxed and comfortable. The natural lens of your eye will be removed, and it is then carefully replaced with the intraocular lens, depending on your chosen treatment plan. Your eyes are then bandaged, and you will be able to return home, and we will provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions.
Are Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses Right for Me?
You have many different options when it comes to choosing your laser-assisted cataract surgery and vision correction. You want to feel confident in your decisions, and Dr. Horn has the expertise and experience you really need to make an informed decision that’s right for you and your sight. During your consultation, Dr. Horn will ask questions about your satisfaction with your current vision correction, and then he will recommend solutions that will address your cataracts and improve your vision. Dr. Horn will explain the benefits and expected results of each option of you, and then he will allow you to make the choice that is best suited for your needs. Dr. Horn specializes in laser-assisted cataract surgery, so he is uniquely qualified to provide you with expert professional guidance about which type of lens is right for your needs.
How Much Does Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your laser-assisted cataract surgery and intraocular lenses may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers several laser-assisted cataract surgery lens options including with intraocular lenses, for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule your consultation, please contact us today!