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Cataracts

Cataract Eye SurgeryCataracts form when the natural lens in the eye becomes cloudy, usually as a result of the normal aging process. When cataracts progress to the point that they significantly impair vision, cataract surgery may be necessary to restore useful vision. An artificial lens implant is placed in the eye during the procedure to focus vision and minimize the need for thick glasses.

Cataract Eye Surgery

A critical component of the evaluation for cataract surgery is the determination of the strength of the lens implant. Vantage Eye Center has the very latest in technology to maximize the accuracy of this calculation, the IOL Master. The IOL Master performs an individual analysis of the patient's eye, performing dozens of measurements in a matter of seconds. These measurements are then used to determine the appropriate strength of the lens implant for that particular eye. Though other, less modern techniques can be used to make this calculation, no other technology matches the precision of this instrument, which is accurate to the hundredth of a millimeter.

Dr. Pruthi, Dr. Jones, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Page perform small incision, no-stitch, no-needle cataract surgery at Vantage Surgery Center. At our state-of-the art center, patients enjoy the convenience of outpatient surgery and a rapid recovery. Modern equipment and the expertise of our surgeons provide the safety and quality of a university hospital without the inconvenience or cost. In the hands of Vantage's highly trained surgeons, modern cataract surgery is comfortable, quick (it typically takes less than 10 minutes), and highly successful.

Dr. Holmes and Dr. Whisler offer cataract surgery performed at the Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center on 966 Cass Street.

Patients can also elect to have special lenses placed during the surgery which may help eliminate the need for reading glasses after surgery. This is part of the Bioptics program.

For more information on the Bioptics program, click here.

Vantage Eye Center: With two offices in Monterey, and an office and Surgery Center in Salinas, Vantage Eye Center is the Central Coast's most comprehensive eye care facility.

Appointments:

Monterey @ Ryan Ranch:
831.647.3900

Monterey @ Cass Street:
831.375.9876

Salinas @ Abbott Street:
831.771.3900

 

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