Premium IOLs allow you to see better at multiple distances, greatly reducing the need for corrective lenses after cataract surgery. Another benefit of premium IOLs is their ability to correct astigmatism. Prior to recent developments, this wasn’t possible, and patients receiving IOLs still needed corrective lenses to treat astigmatism. But with the advent of toric design technology, patients with astigmatism can also enjoy the full benefits of cataract surgery.
Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and the older we get the greater the likelihood of developing cataracts becomes. In fact, more than 50 percent of people over the age of 80 have had cataracts. Cataracts start slowly, usually around 40 years of age, but may not be noticeable until the age of 60.
Dr. Nehal Patel, board certified ophthalmologist with Gulf Coast Eye Institute, sat down with Mary Avila-Shears on the Daytime at Nine segment of Good Morning Valley. Dr. Patel spoke about cataract awareness and recent advancements in the field. After more than a decade in practice, Dr. Patel is still fascinated by the eye. “It’s a …