Refractive Cataract Surgery
Chicago Refractive Cataract Surgery Specialist Stuart Sondheimer, MD
There has been a transformation in the rehabilitation options for cataracts patients in the last few years.
In 2005, most people with cataracts were happy to have their cataract removed and their vision restored with glasses for good near and/or far vision.
Stuart Sondheimer, M.D, uses a comprehensive and integrative approach to reduce or eliminate his patient’s dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. He brings his extensive experience obtained by performing more than 22,000 surgical procedures to treat cataracts and the need for glasses. Dr. Sondheimer offers his patients the opportunity to see well at far and/or near with little or no dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses.
Dr. Sondheimer reduces or eliminates his patients’ need for distance and reading glasses with multifocal lens implants or monovision (where one eye sees better at far and the other eye sees better at near). Laser treatments can be used to further reduce the need for corrective lenses. Dr. Sondheimer also treats astigmatism (a condition whereby the cornea is irregularly shaped like a football) with toric intraocular lenses, incisions placed at the time of surgery to reduce astigmatism, and by performing LASIK in Chicago.
Dr. Sondheimer meticulously examines and advises each cataract surgery patient before surgery in order to help the patient choose the rehabilitation plan that best serves his or her needs. Dr. Sondheimer is one of the few cataract surgeons who is also an expert in refractive surgery. As a result, he can use his expertise in reducing the need for glasses through refractive laser procedures when treating his laser cataract surgery Chicago patients.
Be sure to think about whether or not you wish to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses after having cataract surgery when you discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Sondheimer.