Premium Cataract Surgery Philadelphia Surgeon – James S. Lewis, MD
Serving Northeast Philadelphia, Phoenixville, the Main Line, King of Prussia and Conshohocken
Our mission is to provide all of our patients with the most advanced pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative technology, services, and results. We recognize that not all patients have the same visual needs, goals or expectations. Participate in planning your visual rehabilitation. Choose your strategy and get the most from this life-enriching procedure.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
- Option 1:
- Option 1:
Wear Glasses for Distance, Intermediate, and Near
If you are satisfied wearing bifocals or trifocals after cataract surgery skip this section.
- Option 2:
- Option 2:
Explore Your Options
Contemplate excellent distance, intermediate, and near vision without glasses or contact lenses. Understand the advances in technology that transform conventional cataract surgery into an elective enhancement of visual performance. Consider this singular opportunity to upgrade your quality of life and rejuvenate your eyes.
With over four million cataract surgeries performed in the US annually Medicare and the other health insurance companies have intentionally limited your treatment options. They will not pay for the correction of astigmatism, ametropia or presbyopia. Astigmatism distorts image focus, ametropia reduces image clarity, and presbyopia blurs intermediate and near objects.
Consequently, standard post-operative cataract patients should expect to depend on bifocals or trifocals to maximize distance, intermediate and near vision.
Even if you had perfect distance vision, perfect near vision, or successful monovision prior to cataract formation you can not expect this to persist after standard cataract surgery.
Fortunately, advances in lens technology and laser corneal sculpting effectively address these limitations. Medicare and the other health insurers recommend patients seeking more from their cataract procedure pay the supplemental costs. Premium Cataract Surgery was developed for patients seeking customized refractive results and enhanced vision
Cataract surgery remains one of the safest and most rewarding experiences for both doctor and patient. This painless outpatient procedure is performed under topical anesthesia with sedation administered by a board certified Anesthesiologist. Intraocular instillation of antibiotics and steroids eliminates the need for pre-op topical medications, minimizes infection risk, and reduces the frequency and quantity of post-op drops. Surgery requires only minutes and vision returns swiftly. Round-trip transportation is provided at a nominal cost. Our complication rate is less than 0.5% which is well below the national average.
Rigorous clinical assessment, surgical experience and advanced technology ensure the shortest and safest path to your best vision.
Our practice will continue to provide the very best surgical results to all patients regardless of their financial status.
Premium Cataract Surgery
Standard cataract surgery replaces the aging crystalline lens with a single focus implant lacking of astigmatism control and presbyopia management. For those seeking more, consider these options
This extended depth of focus (EDOF) implant provides outstanding distance and intermediate vision without glasses. Symfony, by Johnson & Johnson, also effectively addresses astigmatism. Recently approved by the FDA and used for years in Europe, this implant has achieved a greater than 96% satisfaction rate.
This fourth generation multifocal provides excellent distance and near vision without spectacles. For those patients with residual astigmatism LASIK or Advanced Surface Corneal Ablation is provided at no additional cost. The Tecnis Multifocal, another Johnson & Johnson product, has been the leading premium intraocular lens for almost a decade.
Manufactured by Staar Surgical in Monrovia California nanoFLEX is made from the most biocompatible material available. Its bi-aspheric optics and plate-haptic design provide unparalleled distance acuity and a measurable enhancement of binocular glasses-free intermediate vision. Patient enjoy excellent distance and intermediate vision. Residual astigmatism may require LASIK or Advanced Surface Corneal Ablation provided at no additional cost.