Understanding refractive cataract surgery

Cataracts are a concern that can develop with age and cause patients to have cloudy, hazy vision. In the earlier stages, cataracts are often just a nuisance, though they can become larger and more prominent. Severe cataracts can impair one’s overall quality of life, causing them to be unable to read a book, drive a car, or recognize their friends and family. At this point, most patients will benefit from cataract surgery. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer is pleased to provide refractive cataract surgery for patients in and around the area of Skokie, Illinois.

What is refractive cataract surgery?

Refractive cataract surgery is a specialized cataract procedure that is performed by Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer for patients who qualify. This treatment is combined with intraocular lenses to offer visual freedom from not only cataracts, but often from corrective lenses such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. This specialized procedure allows Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer to perform the procedure with laser-like precision. Using innovative approaches to replacing the clouded lens of the eye, our team can restore vision and confidence in patients who have suffered from cataracts impairing their vision. Using advanced tools, our team can ensure dramatic improvements and effective treatment of cataracts.

Who is a candidate for refractive cataract surgery?

During the initial evaluation and examination, our doctor will assess a patient and determine if they can benefit from this particular procedure. Most adult patients with severe cataracts will find this treatment to be an effective way of addressing the condition while improving eyesight.

What types of lenses are placed?

There are  wide range of intraocular lenses, or IOLs, for our patients to choose from. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Monofocal lenses
  • Light adjustable lenses
  • Multifocal lenses
  • Toric lenses

Discuss the benefits of refractive cataract surgery

If you live in the area of Skokie, IL and are considering refractive cataract surgery, we welcome you to the practice of Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer. Our team is dedicated to assisting patients with their needs, and works directly with individuals to provide treatments that can improve their   vision and quality of life. Patients considering refractive cataract surgery are encouraged to book an appointment with our team to discuss solutions. Call (847) 677-2794 and visit us in Suite 201 at 9150 Crawford Avenue.

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