Presbyopia / Cataract Surgery IOLs Raleigh, Durham & Cary
Intraocular Implant Surgery with ReSTOR and Crystalens
Dr. Dean Dornic is a talented Raleigh / Durham cataract surgery specialist who uses advanced intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to help patients achieve clear vision at various distances. By replacing patients’ clouded natural lenses with sophisticated IOLs, such as Crystalens or ReSTOR, Dr. Dornic consistently delivers outstanding vision correction results. In addition to using IOLs to help Durham and Raleigh cataracts patients restore youthful vision, he uses these implants when performing presbyopic lens exchange procedure. Please read on to learn more about these state-of-the-art treatments.
Presbyopic Lens Exchange – Raleigh / Durham
The AcrySof ReSTOR and Crystalens intraocular lens (IOL) are multifocal lenses that can be used in cataract surgery or in a refractive surgery procedure, PRELEX, to reduce or eliminate our Raleigh / Durham / Cary patients’ need for reading glasses or bifocals. Dr. Dean Dornic is one of the few surgeons in the country trained and experienced in the use of these new, high tech intraocular lens.
Presbyopic Lens Exchange, or PRELEX, is a new alternative to laser surgery in the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia. Using a technique originally developed for the treatment of cataracts, PRELEX at our Cary vision correction center uses the AcrySof ReSTOR or Crystalens intraocular lens (IOL) to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
As people age, their natural lenses thicken and lose their flexibility, making it more difficult to focus on near objects. This condition, normal for most people over 40, is known as presbyopia. The PRELEX procedure involves replacement of the defective, “stiff” lens of the eye with an artificial, bifocal lens. The ReSTOR and Crystalens multifocal implants allow the recipient to enjoy clear distance, intermediate and near vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals. Because the PRELEX procedure involves a lens placed inside the eye, it is not affected by smoke, rain, fog or other environmental conditions. Recipients cannot feel the lens in their eye. The focusing problems of presbyopia are corrected permanently for the overwhelming majority of patients and the ReSTOR and Crystalens multifocal implants will never need to be replaced. Also because the eye’s natural lens has been replaced with an artificial clear lens that never clouds or yellows, our Raleigh / Durham patients who receive multifocal implants will never develop cataracts and will never require cataract surgery.
Premium IOLs Cataract Surgery – Durham / Raleigh
Dr. Dornic also uses ReSTOR and Crystalens IOLs when performing cataract surgery in Raleigh / Durham. Cataracts are a clouding or opacification of the eye’s natural lens. The only effective remedy for cataracts is replacement of the cloudy lens with a clear artificial lens or implant. Until recently, all artificial lens were “monofocal”, that is, they focused only at one distance. Therefore, if a cataract patientreceived an implant that focused their eyes at distance, they would need reading glasses or bifocals to read or see things up close. With the introduction of ReSTOR and Crystalens implants, our Raleigh / Durham / Cary cataract patients canchoose to have their cataractous lens replaced with a bifocalintraocular lensthus not onlyclearing up theirvision, but achieving independence from eyeglasses.
To find out more about the ReSTOR IOL and Crystalens for PRELEX or the replacement of cataracts in Raleigh / Durham contact our Cary laser vision correction center today.
In addition to performing sophisticated techniques of cataract surgery in Durham / Raleigh, Dr. Dornic specializes in laser eye surgery. In fact, he is renowned as a foremost Raleigh and Durham LASIK surgeon.