Cataract Surgery for Special Populations
Serving Bucks County, Montgomery County, Conshohocken, Warminster, Delaware Valley, Phoenixville and King of Prussia
Patients with physical and mental disabilities develop cataracts sooner than the general population. These special populations often require additional medical preparation, a full range of anesthetic services and special paperwork when Medical Power of Attorney is relevant.
The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) has been at the forefront of eye care for these patients for decades. The Special Population Clinic handles all levels of challenged patients and is experienced in all kinds of visual rehabilitation including Low VIsion support.
I have had the pleasure of performing cataract surgery, cataract and glaucoma surgery, and corneal transplants for these patients. Our clinical and surgical staff are experienced in the management of patients in “Special Pops”.
Many surgeons have not experienced how rewarding successful eye surgery can be for these patients. The improved vision results in a greater quality of life, greater participation in workshops and social activities, and enhanced independence. Few things are as rewarding as helping these Philadelphia cataracts patients with surgery.
(I left a surgical facility several years ago because they had little or no interest in caring for special populations. I have taken steps to stop this kind of discrimination and to guarantee equal access for all eye patients.)