New Cataract Surgery Improves Depth Perception
Cataracts will affect all of us at some point. They are a natural part of aging, but they are treatable with surgery. Patients still need reading glasses afterward. But new technology is eliminating the need for glasses of any kind. It's an updated abbott multi-focal lens. “These new lenses, which have been very successful, allow patients to have a much further depth of feel so they could see things on their computers, kindles, and stuff like that," said Tal Raviv, MD, of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Dr. Raviv performs the surgery in two parts. First, a laser makes precise cuts in the lens and softens the cataracts. Then the implant is placed during a quick procedure in an operating room. "What's nice about this surgery is once the lens comes out and we put a new implant in, we've corrected their eye and that's the way it will remain forever," said Dr. Raviv.
- Dr. Tal Ravid, Associate Clinical Professor, Opthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai