Below is a introduction video that helps explain cataracts and cataract surgery.
Do You Need Cataract Surgery?
Your eye has a clear lens through which light passes, allowing you to see. When the lens loses its transparency, the cloudy tissue that develops is known as a cataract.
Cataracts cause progressive, painless loss of vision. The lens clouds naturally as we age, so people over the age of 65 usually see a gradual reduction of vision. No one is exactly sure what causes cataracts. In younger people they can result from an injury, certain medications, or illnesses such as diabetes. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light may also play a role in the formation of cataracts. Studies have also shown that people who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of developing cataracts than non-smokers.
Some signs that you might have cataracts:
Although cataracts usually develop without apparent pain, some indications that a cataract may be forming are:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Double vision
- Poor vision in bright light
- Seeing halos around lights
- Yellowish tinged vision
- Night vision difficulty
If visual impairment interferes with your ability to read, work, or do the things you enjoy, then you will want to consider cataract surgery. Surgery is the only proven means of effectively treating cataracts. Cataract surgery is a relatively painless and is one of the most frequently performed procedures. It has a very high success rate and more than 90 percent of cataract surgery patients regain useful vision.
What is Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS)?
Traditional cataract surgery is performed by surgeons with handheld eye instruments to perform very precise incisions in the eye in order to remove the old clouded lens and replace it with a new lens. This traditional method of cataract surgery is very reliable and has had very good results.
Today, technology has allowed us to move to an even higher level of precession with the advancement of “Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery” or LACS. With the use of a laser, Dr. Roberts is able to cut precise incisions in the eye to remove the clouded eye lens. The laser is also used to soften the cataract with very precise laser pulses which breaks the cataract up into very tiny pieces. With this use of the laser to soften the clouded cataract allows for a more gentle removal of the lens therefore less trauma and strain on the eye. Using a computer guided laser helps automate this entire process and allows for a true customized cataract removal treatment.
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At Shady Grove Ophthalmology, we understand the importance of your vision. Dr. Anthony O. Roberts is committed to using some of the most advanced technology available for vision correction, cataract removal, and treatment of eye disease. With innovative laser systems, multi-focal intraocular lens implants, and state-of-the-art techniques for cataract surgery, Dr. Roberts aims to give all of our patients the safest, most effective eye treatments. Our entire office staff prides itself on delivering personalized premium quality eye care to all our patients.
Our Patients Say It Best...
Dr. Roberts and his staff are amazing!!!!
"Dr. Roberts and his staff are amazing!!!! From my 1st call to make an appointment to my post-op cataract appointment, he and his staff were helpful, friendly and patient. I am so happy to have found Dr. Roberts. After many years of blurry vision, he totally corrected it. This office was a true find. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Roberts."
- Karol W.
My experience was phenomenal...
"My experience was phenomenal, all the staff is friendly. Dr. Roberts treated me well, was very helpful in explaining the process. I would highly recommend anyone to Dr. Roberts. Thank you for giving me a new view of life."
I highly recommend Dr. Roberts...
"I highly recommend Dr. Roberts he did an excellent job on my LASIK surgery!"
- Manuela G.
20/20 vision restored one day after surgery...
"Dr. Roberts was wonderful. I was treated for a cataract which had significantly reduced vision in my right eye. Dr. Roberts walked me through what to expect with the surgery beforehand. The surgery was completely painless and took less than 30 minutes. I now have my pre cataract 20/20 vision restored one day after surgery. I can highly recommend Dr. Roberts and his team!"
- Robert H.
Dr. Roberts was incredibly knowledgeable...
"Dr. Roberts was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating through my LASIK evaluation, procedure, and post-op. I would absolutely recommend him."
Dr. Anthony Roberts is a great doctor...
"Dr. Anthony Roberts is a great doctor-competent and friendly. His office staff is courteous and accommodating. I had cataract surgeries in both my eyes with laser and could not be more satisfied! I highly recommend Dr. Roberts."
- Rakesh Bansil, M.D.
The office staff was so professional...
"The office staff was so professional and courteous and the doctor was very reassuring about post-operative progress so happy with results!"
- Suzanne T.
I am very satisfied...
"I am very satisfied with the fantastic surgery work of Doctor Anthony Roberts. I didn’t feel any pain at all during and after the surgery., Now, everything is sharper and no blur and no glare. I will really recommend him to friends & family. I will ask him to do my right eye! Thank you so much, Dr. Roberts."
- Alphine R.
I can see better than I have in years...
"Dr. Roberts did cataract surgery on my left eye and I can see better than I have in years. The procedure was so quick and easy. The surgery center was great Dr. Roberts is very professional yet friendly and easy to talk to. His office staff is excellent. I never had a problem getting an appointment and have never waited long in the office."
- Jane G.
Dr. Roberts’ a very warm and easy going doctor...
"Dr. Roberts’ a very warm and easy going doctor. He did my LASIK procedure and then followed up with me that night to make sure everything was ok. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants LASIK done. Thanks, Dr. Roberts!"
- Wendi C.
Cataract surgery with Dr. Roberts and couldn’t be more satisfied with results...
"Had cataract surgery with Dr. Roberts and couldn’t be more satisfied with results, my vision was 20/20 already the day after surgery. Was impressed that Dr. Roberts followed up the evening after surgery with a phone call to see how I was doing. Would highly recommend Dr. Roberts for his professionalism and use of latest technology. The office staff is also professional, thorough and very helpful. Great overall experience."
- Pete A.
I had a really positive experience at Shady Grove Ophthalmology...
"I had a really positive experience at Shady Grove Ophthalmology. I had PRK surgery. Dr. Roberts explained the process and walked me through everything during the surgery. He even called me on a Sunday evening to follow-up with me making sure I was feeling okay after the surgery. The front office staff was also friendly. I definitely recommend Dr. Roberts!"
- Sharon C.
The outcome exceeded my expectations...
"I can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and kind Dr. Roberts is. I had cataract surgery and was nervous about the procedure. He immediately put me at ease when he explained the process and assured me that it would go well. I felt comfortable asking him questions and he answered them with a great amount of respect, understanding, and patience. The outcome exceeded my expectations. I also loved and appreciated his caring staff. I highly recommend Dr. Roberts. Super grateful for the excellent work he does!"
- Robin G.
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