Where to go in Minneapolis: Cataract Surgery at Claris


Cataract Surgery at Claris Eye Care & Surgery

When you want to know where to go in Minneapolis for the best possible eye care, state of the art equipment, years of experience and surgery for cataracts the choice is clear- Claris. Claris Eye Care & Surgery is the number one recommended Minneapolis cataracts specialists.

According to recent statistics, more than 20 million adults in the U.S. have developed cataracts, making it the number one cause of poor vision in the country. Cataracts are specifically the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 60 and older, making everyday activities increasingly difficult- as if they aren’t already difficult enough!

It can be difficult to hear that you have cataracts and hard to know what to expect. Claris will walk you through every step of the way so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. At the Claris Eye Care & Surgery in Minneapolis, we are using the most up to date technology and provide helpful information about cataracts, including: consultations, treatment and cataract surgery.

What is a cataract?

In simplest terms, a cataract is usually just a common part of the aging process that changes the natural, clear lens of the eye into a cloudy, opaque structure that inhibits or diminishes the passage of light to the retina. This condition can be compared to a window that is frosted or “fogged” with steam. This results in blurred or unfocused vision. Cataracts can also be caused by metabolic changes, family history, injury, various forms of radiation, toxic chemicals and certain drugs

Patients with cataracts often experience the following symptoms:

  • Blurring of vision.
  • Glare, or sensitivity to light.
  • Double vision in one eye.
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription.
  • Difficulty in reading in low light.
  • Declining night vision.
  • Fading or yellowing of colors.

Where to go in Minneapolis: Cataract Surgery at Claris

A study by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery recently reported that more than 98 % of cataract patients had their vision successfully improved following surgery. Many patients report to us vision that is even better than before they developed cataracts. Your results are permanent; once removed, cataracts will not reoccur. At Claris, you can expect a safe surgery and speedy recovery with the best cataract surgeon in Minneapolis.

Cataract surgery involves the removal of the natural lenses from your eye and placement of an intraocular lens implant into the eye. There are different types of intraocular lens implants available today; monofocal lens, multifocal lens and toric lens implant. The decision on which implant to use is determined after a thorough examination of your eye and a discussion with your surgeon about which lens is best for you.

New Technology At Claris

Recent advances in IOL technology give cataract patients at Claris the option of choosing a premium lens that provides a full range of vision unlike the standard design of a monofocal lens and the option of having Dr. Carlson use a femtosecond laser to perform their cataract procedure.

Premium lenses, such as ReSTOR® and Toric®, are designed to improve your vision to see near, far and in between or to correct astigmatism and improve your distance vision. FDA clinical data shows that By selecting these lenses, you may be free of your glasses for 70% of your day to day activities. The goal of the premium lens is to improve your ability to read up close (e.g., newspaper, prescription bottles, mail, etc.) and/or see far away without glasses, therefore reducing your dependency on glasses.

Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery can create incisions more precisely and soften the cataract lens decreasing postoperative healing time and increasing safety. It is most advantageous for premium lens procedures, as they require exquisite central placement and the femtosecond laser can reduce several variables affecting placement.  It is also very effective for patients with minor astigmatism as it can precisely produce relaxing incisions in the cornea to reduce small amounts of astigmatism allowing for self reliant distance vision after surgery.

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