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Cataract Surgery and Lens Options


Toric multifocal lenses correct astigmatism & extend vision - A State of Sight #132

We are very happy to have toric multifocal lens implants available for our patients who are having cataract surgery. These lenses can correct astigmatism and give the widest range of vision possible without glasses and contact lenses after surgery.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this advanced technology. Two of the most common toric multifocal lenses are the Tecnis Symfony toric lens, and the Restor toric lens.
 



 


iStent implant for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery - A State of Sight #125

The iStent helps lower eye pressure by providing a pathway for fluid drainage inside the eye. This can help control mild to moderate glaucoma.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this new technology that can be placed at the time of cataract surgery.

 


 


Triple procedure / Corneal transplant with cataract surgery - A State of Sight #106

A full-thickness corneal transplant combined with cataract removal and lens placement is a triple procedure. This is necessary when both a cataract and a cloudy or irregular cornea are interfering with vision.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the triple procedure and how it is performed.
 


 


Can cataracts return after surgery? Lens capsule haze - A State of Sight #2

Isaac Porter, MD from Porter Ophthalmology explains that although cataracts cannot return, a patient's lens capsule can become cloudy after surgery (posterior capsular opacification). This can be cleared with a laser procedure called a yag capsulotomy.
 



 


Cataract basics - A State of Sight #1


Ophthalmologist Isaac W. Porter, MD discusses cataracts and cataract surgery in the premier of 'A State of Sight'.
 



 


Multifocal lens implant (IOL), presbyopia, cataract surgery - A State of Sight #3


Lens implants from cataract surgery can give a full range of vision from up close to far away. Isaac Porter, MD explains how our eyes focus and new technology that can reduce the need to wear glasses for distance and near vision. Age related focus dysfunction (presbyopia) affects everyone beginning around age 45 and causes difficulty reading. This may be corrected with reading glasses or bifocals, but now when patients need to have cataract surgery, they have lens options that can reduce this need for reading correction.
 



 


Lens implant techniques - ACIOL, iris & scleral sutured - A State of Sight #84


With standard cataract surgery, an intraocular lens implant (IOL) is placed in the capsular bag that the cataract was removed from. At times, this is not possible and the IOL must be placed in an alternate location. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about speciality lens implants.

 


 



Cataract Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ - A State of Sight #83


Cataract surgery is one of the most common and most successful operations in all of medicine. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn the answers to a few of the common questions we hear from our patients about cataract surgery.

 


 


Cataract surgery FAQs #2 / Pain? Restrictions? Flying? - A State of Sight #112

Cataract surgery is a very common eye operation as most people will develop cataracts as they age. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn the answers to some of the most common questions we have from our patients about cataract surgery.




Manual sutureless small incision cataract surgery / SCIS - A State of Sight #111


SICS is a great technique for cataract removal that can be performed safely, efficiently, and at a low cost. Geoff Tabin, MD from the University of Utah and the Himalayan Cataract Project is a strong proponent of this procedure and recently visited North Carolina to help teach it.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about manual sutureless small incision cataract surgery and how it can help relieve the global burden of cataract blindness.
 



 


Cataract surgery, Porter Ophthalmology, Raleigh, NC - A State of Sight #18


Isaac Porter, MD explains what cataracts are and what can be expected in a consultation evaluating cataracts. Surgical options are covered, including the three primary types of lens implants available. Standard intraocular lenses (IOLs) usually correct vision for distance, multifocal IOLs can give a full range of vision from up close to far away, and toric IOLs can correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery.





Multifocal lens implant choices with cataract surgery - A State of Sight #116


Multifocal lens implants can help give a full range of vision after cataract surgery from up close to far away. Recently, newer multifocal lenses have been FDA approved, giving more choices for patients to meet their visual goals.

Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD from Porter Ophthalmology to learn about these great new options for patients who may need to have cataracts removed with surgery.




Bladeless cataract surgery - Astigmatism correction - A State of Sight #93


The femtosecond laser used for bladeless cataract surgery can create incisions in the cornea to lower astigmatism at the time of the cataract procedure. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn how astigmatic keratotomy can reduce astigmatism.