Serving patients seeking cataract surgery and refractive IOLs in Kansas City, Overland Park and the surrounding area
Jason E. Stahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery and refractive intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is the head of the refractive lens department at Durrie Vision, a state-of-the art ophthalmology treatment and research facility. Dr. Stahl is highly regarded in his field. In 2007, he received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and, in 2009, he was named one of Ingram’s magazine’s “40 under Forty.” The surgeon at Durrie Vision utilizes the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology in order to provide advanced cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), as well as LASIK and other laser eye surgeries. Durrie Vision is one of the few facilities in the United States authorized to conduct FDA clinical trials, and Dr. Stahl has been an investigator on numerous research studies. Durrie Vision’s motto is “Patients First,” and the staff is committed to ensuring that each patient’s individual needs are the top priority throughout the treatment process.
More About Cataract Surgery and Refractive IOLs at Durrie Vision
When performing cataract surgery, Dr. Stahl provides a topical or local anesthetic as well as a mild sedative to prepare the patient for surgery. Next, the eye surgeon creates a small incision in the cornea. Ultrasound is used to break the cataract-damaged lens into minute particles, which are then removed from the eye through the incision. Once the natural lens is removed, Dr. Stahl inserts the intraocular lens implant into position. The surgery is not painful, and in most cases no sutures are needed because the incision is small and self-healing. Following surgery, the patient is required to use antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops for a few weeks as the eye heals.
For patients undergoing cataract surgery, Dr. Stahl offers the latest premium IOLs, including ReSTOR, ReZoom and Tecnis. These multifocal lenses treat both nearsightedness and age-related farsightedness, or presbyopia. Dr. Stahl can also implant Crystalens, a type of accommodating lens that shifts its position in response to movements of the eye’s muscles, allowing sharper vision at various distances. In addition, Dr. Stahl offers single-focused lenses. The AcrySof Toric lens is a single-focused lens that treats astigmatism. Aspheric lenses are a type of single-focused IOL designed to improve contrast sensitivity. With so many choices available, the eye surgeon will assist each patient to select the lenses that best meet their individual eye-care needs.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Stahl and learn more about your cataract surgery and refractive IOL options, please contact Durrie Vision at (913) 586-4349.