TECNIS® Multifocal Lenses – Houston & Katy
There are a few basic types of cataracts, all of which are manifested as changes in the clarity of the lens structure. Congenital or infantile cataracts present themselves at birth or early in life. These cataracts require immediate surgical attention as they may prevent normal eye development. Nuclear cataracts affect the central portion of the lens and are the most common. Cortical cataracts are found on the lens cortex, where opacities are most visible. Subcapsular cataracts, which develop immediately next to the lens capsule, often develop more quickly and affect vision more suddenly than the other types.
It is important to stop cataracts from developing, as they can result in progressive decrease of vision. There is no laser treatment or contact lens that can treat cataracts, so advanced cataract surgery, called phacoemulsification is the best option if the cataract affects your vision.
TECNIS® multifocal is a multifocal intraocular lens that is designed to provide both near and distance vision to people who wish not to be dependent on contacts or glasses following cataract surgery. The multifocal technology creates a number of different focal points, like bifocal eye glasses, so that vision can be improved at multiple distances, be it near, mid-distance, or far. Patients who have difficulty reading, seeing close objects, or desire to get their best vision without glasses may be candidates for TECNIS® multifocal lens implants.
Understanding the Procedure
The only way to treat cataracts is through cataract surgery, during which Dr. Whitsett will gently remove the affected natural lens through a micro-incision and permanently replace it with an intraocular lens implant. This process takes less than fifteen and minutes. It is performed as an outpatient, and is a painless and life changing procedure.
You should experience gradual improvement in your vision, but recovery will depend on your individual case. Your vision should continue to improve during the first few weeks of recovery. When you visit our Houston or Katy office, Dr. Whitsett will discuss your TECNIS® multifocal treatment plan in great detail, and will include your specific treatment plan.
Learn More about TECNIS® Multifocal
We’re always willing to welcome new patients to our eye care community and want to offer you a complimentary first visit. If you’re interested in meeting with Dr. Whitsett to determine your candidacy for cataract surgery, please contact our Houston or Katy office. TECNIS® multifocal could be the answer to your vision problems.