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.
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:
Premium Cataract Surgery
With over three million cataract surgeries performed annually Medicare and the other health insurance companies have limited your treatment options. They will not pay for the correction of astigmatism, ametropia or presbyopia. Astigmatism distorts an image’s focus; ammetropia resudes image clairty and presbyopia blura intermediate and near objects.
Consequently patients, electing standard cataract surgery 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 development you can not expect this to return after surgery. This may be counterintuitive but it is the reality of cataract surgery today.
Fortunately, advances in lens technology and laser corneal sculpting effectively address these limitations. Medicare and the other companies recommend patients seeking a more certain refractive outcome from their cataract procedure pay the supplemental costs.
Premium Cataract Surgery was developed for patients seeking more complete control of their refractive results.
Cataract surgery remains one of the 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. Surgery requires only minutes and vision returns promptly. Round-trip transportation is provided for you and a friend or family member. Our complication rate is less than 0.5%, well below the national average.
Premium visual rehabilitation is a several month process. Once the eyes have stabilized, and YAG capsulotomy is performed, we assess your spectacle-free visual performance. If modification of your refractive endpoint enhances your functionality, we perform excimer laser corneal sculpting. After that, we expect you will achieve your optimal visual state. Rigorous clinical assessment, surgical experience and advanced technology ensures the shortest path to your best vision.
Premium Implants and Premium Results
Not all patients qualify. Suitability for these procedures is determined by additional testing, evaluation and consultation. You must also have a level of expectation consistent with the limitations of both medicine and technology. Vision is quickly restored, however, patience is required as we fine-tune your personalized visual solution.
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 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 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 Ablation provided at no additional cost.
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