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Before you undergo cataract surgery, our eye surgeons will perform a thorough evaluation of your eyes, making note of your previous medical history, complexity of your condition, and symptoms that you are experiencing due to having cataracts. Certain tests will be conducted based upon the extent of your condition, and then a treatment plan will be configured based upon your optical needs. Our team works diligently to determine which type of intraocular lens (IOL) should be installed during cataract surgery at our Merrillville and Hobart eye care facilities in Indiana to help you see clearer. Every case we see is unique, which is why our team collaborates to ensure that you will benefit from the most satisfying results possible. We are dedicated to providing you with solutions that are customized to correct and treat your unique vision condition.
Our exceptionally well-trained eye surgeons have performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries collectively. Dr. Deen, the founder of Deen-Gross Eye Centers located in Merrillville and Hobart, Indiana, was the first surgeon in the county to use IOLs in combination with cataract surgery.
During cataract surgery, the surgeon will insert an artificial intraocular lens into the empty lens capsule. The new, clear lens is made up of a flexible material and rests comfortably over the existing lens in your cornea. IOLs are often acrylic, silicone, or plastic, so they can be folded and inserted through the small incision in the surface of your eye. The incision is tiny enough to not need stitches when the procedure has been completed.
Certain types of IOLs that we offer at Deen-Gross Eye Centers in Merrillville and Hobart, Indiana block ultraviolet light, while others provide patients with multifocal vision which improves their ability to see both up close and at a distance. Our doctors also offer IOLs that are designed to correct astigmatism and help you see clearer and crisper.
Monofocal ACRISOF® IOL- This revolutionary technologically advanced implant allows cataract surgery patients to see at a distance more clearly. Most patients who receive this type of implant have their vision restored to its young, healthy, flawless state. In most cases, patients still require the use of optical aids even after surgery.
AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL- This innovative lens improves both your near vision, intermediate vision and distance vision. The comfortable, corrective lens eliminates the need for visual aids like glasses after surgery. ReSTOR® IOLs are used to improve cataract patient's vision as well as benefit the eyesight of individuals who want to correct the quality of their eyesight.
AcrySof® Toric IOL- This astigmatism correcting type of IOL is specifically designed to improve astigmatism in cataract patients. Toric lenses may minimize the need for corrective lenses following surgery.
IOL implantation along with cataract removal surgery has one of the highest success rates among all surgical eye treatments. Your vision will continue to improve during the course of your recovery and you will continue to see satisfying results within the first two months following surgery. To distinguish the extent of your visual error and learn about what type of IOL will best correct your eyesight, we recommend your schedule an appointment with our specialists.
Cataract surgery is generally covered by all health insurance plans and the cost of traditional IOL implants is also fully covered. However, some insurance companies do not cover the costs associated with ReSTOR® and Crystalens® because these elite, special-featured IOLs aren't typically viewed as strictly a necessity.
Before choosing which type of premium IOL best fits your needs and desires, it is important to discuss the cost related to the treatment and concerns your have regarding surgery. We are more than eager to address all of our questions and have an in-depth conversation about what to expect before, during, and after surgery. We offer care credit financing options for qualified candidates who are seeking treatment through IOLs at our Merrillville and Hobart, Indiana eye care centers.
We encourage you to contact Deen-Gross Eye Centers to schedule a consultation with one of our refractive surgeons. Make the quality of your vision a priority and let us help you reclaim your vision today!
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