CATARACT SURGERY

Take the Next Step Toward Clear Vision

Have you been diagnosed with cataracts? Are you wondering whether it's time for cataract surgery? Cataracts worsen with time and start to interfere with your daily activities. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures performed in the United States. At Alaska Lasik & Cataract Center, we use advanced techniques and technologies to ensure your comfort and your best possible vision.
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Cataract Surgery Options

When your cataract is removed, it is replaced with an Intraocular Lens (IOL) that provides vision correction. We have three options for significantly improved vision after surgery. 

Standard Cataract Surgery

The standard cataract procedure takes a traditional approach to cataract surgery. A small blade is used to make the required incisions for surgery. Your vision will no longer be cloudy, but you will most likely need glasses for distance and reading. This procedure is considered medically necessary is billable to insurance. 
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Best Distance Cataract Surgery

This package utilizes advanced technology, such as LenSx and ORA, to correct astigmatism and optimize your distance vision. Laser assisted means that surgery is blade-free. This procedure provides enhanced precision, distance vision and increased safety. Additional cost associated with this technology.
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Near & Far Laser Cataract Surgery

This package utilizes advanced technology, such as LenSx and ORA, for multifocal correction and optimize your near & far vision. Laser assisted means that surgery is blade-free. This procedure provides enhanced precision, multifocal vision and increased safety. Additional cost associated with this technology.
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Cataract Surgery Options Explained

STANDARD CATARACT SURGERY

Your cataract is removed and an intraocular lens in implanted with traditional methods. Your surgeon uses manual surgical instruments making small incisions in the eye with a tiny blade. Although nearsightedness and farsightedness can be partially corrected, no astigmatism correction or refinement of the intraocular lens is made. Your vision with glasses will be much clearer once the cataract is removed. This procedure is considered medically necessary and will likely be at least partially covered by your medical insurance. 

Standard cataract surgery may be enhanced using the ORA optimization scan during surgery. The ORA system provides your surgeon with precise real time measurements during surgery to determine the best intraocular lens implant.
LEARN MOREADD ORA OPTIMIZED SCAN $300.00 PER EYE (OPTIONAL)

BEST DISTANCE CATARACT SURGERY 

Best Distance laser cataract surgery is a blade-free procedure that utilizes the best technology available to reduce your dependence on glasses for distance. This procedure will use any or all of the advanced technologies listed below to achieve your best distance vision after cataract surgery. Your surgeon will determine the which combination is best suited for your vision goals. 
  • Laser Cataract Surgery (blade-free) preformed with the LenSx femtosecond laser to gently and precisely preform the incisions necessary for cataract surgery.
  • Astigmatism correction utilizing either a premium toric intraocular lens, or femtosecond laser-assisted keratotomy. In some cases both may be used together. 
  • ORA system optimization, a precise real time analysis of your eye during cataract surgery for enhanced selection and precision placement of the intraocular lens. 
  • Advanced custom iLasik enhancements if necessary after cataract surgery to fine tune the results of your distance vision. 
LEARN MOREADDITIONAL COST  $2300.00 PER EYE

NEAR & FAR LASER CATARACT SURGERY

Near & Far laser cataract surgery is a blade-free procedure that utilizes the best technology available to reduce your dependence on glasses for reading and distance. This procedure will use any or all of the advanced technologies listed below to achieve your best near vision and distance vision after cataract surgery. Your surgeon will determine the which combination is best suited for your vision goals.
  • Laser Cataract Surgery (blade-free) preformed with the LenSx femtosecond laser to gently and precisely preform the incisions necessary for cataract surgery.
  • Near & Far correction utilizing either a premium multifocal intraocular lens, or a toric multifocal intraocular lens. Astigmatism correction can also be achieved through femtosecond laser-assisted keratotomy. In some cases both a premium intraocular lens and femtosecond laser-assisted ketatotomy may be used together.
  • ORA system optimization, a precise real time analysis of your eye during cataract surgery for enhanced selection and precision placement of the intraocular lens. 
  • Advanced custom iLasik enhancements if necessary after cataract surgery to fine tune the results of your vision. 
LEARN MOREADDITIONAL COST $3500.00 PER EYE

The Technology Explained

LenSx

The LenSx utilizes a femtosecond laser, which allows your surgeon to provide a customized procedure that is blade-free. This means enhanced control, accuracy, and safety with every procedure.
  • ENHANCED VISUAL OUTCOMES 
  • CUSTOM BLADE-FREE PROCEDURE
  • INCREASED ACCURACY AND SAFETY

ORA System Optimization   

  • A Precise real time analysis of your eyes during surgery for enhanced selection and precision in the placement of your intraocular lens implant. 
  • ORA optimization allows your surgeon to analyze your vision and tailor your treatment by providing a detailed measurement of your eye during surgery. 
  • Incorporating ORA into your care results in better refractive outcomes. It's easy to see why we include it in our RLE packages.   

More Information

Click on the link below to learn more about IOL implants, ORA optimization, and the LenSx femtosecond laser. 
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