Serving Patients Seeking Cataract Surgery in Minneapolis and the Surrounding Area
For over 20 years, Dr. Ralph Chu has been offering individuals in St. Paul and Minneapolis cataract and LASIK surgery. He is consistently named the “Best LASIK Doctor” in the Sun-Current’s Readers’ Choice Awards and has received numerous other awards.
When Dr. Chu was 11 years old, he watched a television program about a man who saw his newborn child for the first time after undergoing vision correction treatment for blindness. At that moment, Dr. Chu knew that he would be an eye surgeon, so he could help others experience the gift of sight. As a highly-esteemed authority in ophthalmology, Dr. Chu is invited to lecture at national and international ophthalmic conferences and has performed live cataract surgery for audiences comprised of thousands of surgeons in Hong Kong, Sweden and the U.S.
Dr. Chu performs leading-edge “micro-incision, no-stitch” laser cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs). He starts the procedure by creating a self-sealing incision in the eye, through which he extracts the cataract-diseased lens. To facilitate removal of the cataractous lens, Dr. Chu performs a step called “phacoemulsification,” which involves using ultrasound energy to fragment the lens before flushing or suctioning out the pieces. He replaces the cataractous lens with an IOL (intraocular lens) to restore clear vision after surgery. Chu Vision Institute offers a wide range of premium IOL options, including: Crystalens accommodating IOLs, which move with the eye muscles to provide clear sight at various distances; multifocal IOLs including the Tecnis Symfony IOL, which allow patients to see well at multiple distances; and astigmatism-correcting AcrySof Toric IOLs.
Cataract surgery is generally considered a painless procedure, thanks to topical anesthetic eye drops that are administered before the start of surgery. Patients who undergo cataract surgery under the care of Dr. Chu can achieve improved vision at several distances and, in certain cases, greatly reduce their reliance on daily eyewear.
In addition to cataract surgery, Chu Vision Institute offers LASIK, SMILE and PRK vision correction treatments, phakic lens implants, reading vision correction, dry eye treatment, glaucoma treatment and corneal crosslinking.
To schedule a consultation and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Chu Vision Institute at (952) 835-1235.