Changing the quality of life for 1,200 patients annually
Cataract surgery is considered the safest and most effective procedure performed in the United States.
Florida Eye Institute is a complete eye care facility with a fully licensed outpatient surgery center. Unlike hospital operating rooms or other outpatient settings, our operating rooms are specifically designed for eye surgery. This helps us respond quickly to changing needs for advanced technologies and procedures. An average of 1,200 cases are performed each year in our licensed and accredited surgery center.
What are Cataracts?
A cataract is formed when the natural lens of the eye, responsible for focusing light and producing sharp images, becomes cloudy and hardens, resulting in a loss of visual function.
Though painless, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults aged 55 and older. Poor vision from cataracts affects 60% of all adults over age 60. Cataracts can form at any age as a result of injury, genes, or certain medications.
As we grow older, the lens gradually loses its water content and increases in density. The lens hardens and becomes less clear with age, and the ability to focus on near objects is diminished. Other symptoms include decreased night vision, impaired depth perception, and increased color distortion.
The first step to addressing cataracts is to schedule an appointment with a board-certified ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist will assess symptoms and perform a comprehensive eye exam. They will also carefully examine the eye to determine if other conditions exist and if you are an appropriate candidate for cataract surgery.
If the ophthalmologist has determined that you need surgery, the Florida Eye Institute’s team of board-certified ophthalmologists will help you choose the best option for you.
“Cataract surgery is considered the safest and most effective procedure performed in the United States.”
-John Hopkins Medicine
Technological advances have created a variety of lens applications, each with unique benefits and features. Patients can now correct loss of reading vision (presbyopia) and astigmatism at the time of their cataract surgery. This can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for glasses after surgery!
Cataract Lens Options
TECNIS® Symfony IOL
Introducing TECNIS® Symfony IOL, the first and only presbyopia correcting extended range of vision IOL.
Toric IOLs for Cataracts and Astigmatism
Toric IOL is an implantable intraocular lens that treats both cataract and astigmatism at the same time.
Tecnis® Multifocal IOL
Tecnis Multifocal IOL is an advanced implantable lens, empowering you with high-quality vision in any light condition, from near to far distances-and everything in between.
Improved Quality of Life
According to a recent AARP study, three-quarters of cataract patients reported enjoying life more and wished they had the procedure sooner. Improving your vision has a dramatic impact on improving your quality of life and enjoyment in daily activities. What’s most important is to not delay getting the proper eye exam to prevent unnecessary vision loss.