Custom Refractive Cataract Surgery
State of the art cataract surgery refers to techniques to decrease the recovery time for the eye after surgery, and to match the postoperative vision with the needs of the patient. Our doctors use no-stitch surgery which reduces the need for anesthesia and allows for a smoother and more comfortable post-operative recovery period. There is no implant that can give the patient perfect vision at every distance, and it is not possible to restore vision to the way the patient saw when they were a teenager.
However, through sophisticated measurements and calculations, Dr. Galiani and Dr. Derham can choose an intraocular lens implant which will attempt to reduce or eliminate the need for full-time glasses wear for most of the activities of daily living.
Virtually all health insurance plans cover cataract surgery and traditional implants once the patient’s vision drops to a certain level. For certain patients, additional techniques such as Limbal Relaxing Incisions, Astigmatic Lens Implants and Multifocal Lens Implants may be discussed and recommended to provide an optimal visual outcome. Health insurers allow the patient to choose these options and self-pay the additional costs that are incurred in these procedures.
Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Our surgeons are proud to be among the first in Bucks County to offer the latest advancement in ophthalmic surgery technology – femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Using the latest Catalys system, Drs Galiani and Derham can perform parts of the surgery with laser precision. The laser can be used to tailor treatment for astigmatism, reduce energy used to remove the cataract, and assure proper placement of the intraocular lens. Most patients who are candidates for cataract surgery are also candidates for this new technology.