AcrySof ReSTOR technology At Boothe Eye Center
As you may know, cataracts are a condition that usually appears in people over the age of 60. The condition results in a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. Cataracts vary in levels of transparency, from slight to complete opacity. In the past, there were few choices for patients, but today there are several solutions. One of the most well-known procedures is AcrySof ReSTOR, a procedure that replaces the damaged membrane with an artificial one. The procedure is quite simple, and the surgery lasts about 15 minutes. Dr. William Boothe can assure you that the procedure is painless and that you will be able to return home on the same day.
Advantages of AcrySof ReSTOR
One of the main advantages of the AcrySof ReSTOR procedure is that you don’t have to wear glasses after the surgery. After one day, you can remove the bandage and you will experience normal vision. You will be able to do whatever you want, such as watch TV or use your computer; however, you must refrain from intense physical activity and avoid direct blows to the eye. Other advantages of the AcrySof ReSTOR procedure include the renewed ability to see bright colors, well-defined contrast, and regain near and far vision.
How can I know if AcrySof ReSTOR is right for me?
Before you make any decision, you should discuss the procedure with your eye doctor. Each person is different and has different visual needs, so it’s important to talk to your doctor first. Dr. Boothe can answer your questions and will provide you with information about your condition and the procedure. If you decide to have the procedure, an AcrySof ReSTOR crystalline implant will be made specifically for you, based on the size of your eye. Your doctor will be able to advise you about what to expect, including risks and side effects. As you know, all surgical procedures carry some amount of risk, especially when the patient is older. With pre-surgical test and exams, a good doctor can accurately predict the outcome of the surgery. With Dr. Boothe you are in good hands. You will return home and resume normal activities in no time at all. The procedure uses ultrasound technology, and does not involve the use of lasers. At the beginning of the procedure, a small incision will be made, which will be closed at the end of the procedure. After the surgery you will need to pay more attention to your eye hygiene for a few weeks. The main complications of the AcrySof ReSTOR procedure are irritations and infections of the eye, which is why good eye hygiene is essential. It’s your right to have the best vision possible. Don’t be scared to explore the options available to help recover your vision – you deserve it!
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