Are you having trouble reading? Do you avoid driving at night? You may have a cataract. Dr. Daniel Chang and Dr. Andrew Kao offer a modern outpatient no-needle, no-stitch, no-patch cataract removal and lens implant procedure in a specialized outpatient eye surgery center. Modern vision-correcting lens implant technology can now replace your naturally aging lenses with restoration of natural lens clarity and function. After surgery, many patients are able to drive and to read without the need for glasses.

About Cataracts

Your eye has a lens that allows you to focus on distance and near objects. When you are young (and your eye is properly corrected for any refractive error), your lens is able to “autofocus” on distance and near objects.

As you get to your forties, your lens stiffens, and your ability to focus decreases. Most people wear reading glasses or bifocal (or trifocal) glasses to compensate for this loss of function, also known as Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome or presbyopia. As you age, your lens becomes dense, distorted, and hazy. The loss of clarity is known as a cataract. Because of its loss of clarity, a cataract scatters light.

The poor focusing of light, as well as the obscuring and scattering of light, results in blurred vision, double vision, loss of color & contrast, and night vision symptoms.

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that can quickly and painlessly improve your vision, many times even better than you were before you developed the cataract! Thanks to advanced small-incision, no needle, no stitch, no patch cataract surgery techniques as well as vision-correcting intraocular lens implants (IOLs), many patients need only reading glasses after cataract surgery, and some patients are able to go completely glasses-free after surgery.

Cataract Surgery:  Range of Vision (Multi-Focus) Correction

Learn more about the most advanced IOLs that can provide you both with distance and with near vision without glasses. If you would like to minimize your need for glasses after surgery, find out more about what presbyopic IOLs can do for you.

Cataract Surgery: Single-Focus Vision Correction

If you have astigmatism, you may consider correcting it with a toric IOL. This would reduce or eliminate your need to correct your astigmatism with glasses. With a toric IOL, you may wear glasses less than you did before surgery.

Basic Cataract Surgery

After removal of your cataract, basic cataract surgery can provide you with excellent vision. Separate glasses can be used to correct astigmatism or to provide good vision for reading.

Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery

For patients with combined cataract and open-angle glaucoma, MIGS techniques can reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) by improving fluid outflow. The device can be placed in your eye during cataract surgery to improve your eye’s natural fluid outflow to safely lower eye pressure.

If you are interested in any of our services, call us at 661-325-3937 to schedule an appointment.