Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan – Leaders in Advanced Cataract Surgery
OSM educates each of their patients about surgical and non-surgical choices and methods to determine the best option for improvement, vision correction and eye disease management. OSM ophthalmologists consider the nuances of the particular eye disease and condition that the individual presents to make quality recommendations and establish a best course of action. OSM specialists advise on cataract treatment choices establishing a treatment plan for each individual. For cataract surgery and lens implantation, OSM ophthalmologists draw on information regarding lifestyle, needs and desires to customize a plan that best suits each patient’s requirements.
Cataracts are a common, natural aging process that occurs on the inside of the eye. Cataracts are defined as gradual clouding of the eye’s natural, clear lens. In early stages it can be minor and even unnoticeable, but given time it can reduce vision sharpness. Due to less contrast, cataract eye disease eventually causes everyday activities such as driving and reading to be increasingly difficult. It is important to have cataract screening on a regular basis. It is not uncommon for age-related cataract development to start as early as age 40. If untreated, by age 50, measurable sight-stealing damage can occur.
Advancements in cataract removal and surgical techniques allow restoration of vision with minimum discomfort and downtime. Cataract removals and lens implant surgeries are among the safest and most successful medical procedures performed today. Surgical innovation and improvements allow patients who suffer from cataracts the opportunity to improve their sight, significantly reducing or completely eliminating the need for corrective lenses. For more information, consult with a OSM surgeon about cataract treatment options.
Managing Your Astigmatism:
A majority of people with cataracts also suffer from astigmatism. OSM offers many different treatments and procedures for astigmatism. Depending on the individual and their eye disease, some procedures may be performed on the same day as cataract surgery. Choices include both the Toric implant and Limbal relaxing incisions. Designed to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses, these procedures improve vision to help with activities such as driving and watching television. Other options include Monovision surgery. Monovision surgery implants one lens for viewing distance and the other lens for seeing near. These options are a few of the choices that OSM offers to enhance vision.
OSM’s Medicare-approved lenses are a cost effective opportunity to restore, enhance and even “upgrade” vision. These procedures significantly reduce the need for prescription glasses and lenses and in some cases eliminate the need for corrective lenses completely.
“There’s never been a better time for Cataract patients than right now,” says Dr. Nate Kleinfeldt. “We now have the capability to give patients a better quality of vision – and a broader range of vision – than ever before. It’s a very exciting time for cataract patients and for cataract surgeons as well.”
If you received the diagnosis of cataracts or are experiencing changes in vision, call OSM today and set up an appointment. OSM’s ophthalmologist will examine, diagnose, educate and treat your condition with optimal results. You do not need a referral from your optometrist or doctor for a cataract evaluation.
Recent Breakthroughs in Cataract Technology
Many people suffering from cataracts have an especially difficult time driving at night. OSM offers a custom package known as the Night Vision package. The Night Vision package includes a special monofocal lens designed for night vision providing improved contrast in darker surroundings. OSM includes testing and surveys to gather data for your unique condition and to determine the best solution to improve your ability to see in the dark.
OSM also offers the multi-focal lens. This lens allows for a broader, less obstructed spectrum of your close, intermediate and distance vision. For 12 months after the procedure, OSM ophthalmologists follow up closely to provide the highest chance of freedom from corrective lenses.
Most cataract procedures take place at our comfortable, safe and convenient outpatient surgery center. A surgical counselor will go over the benefits, costs and plans available to help you make the best decision about your vision. OSM surgeons have partnerships with area hospitals as well to meet all of our patients’ needs and preferences.