Serving cataract patients in Lombard, Chicago and the surrounding areas
Richard B. Foulkes, MD, founded Foulkes Vision Institute in 1999 and has performed more than 20,000 cataract procedures. The refractive and anterior segment ophthalmologist is committed to utilizing only the latest laser technology in vision correction to provide safe and accurate results for all patients. Dr. Foulkes offers laser cataract surgery for precise and safe results. He also offers patients several intraocular lens implants (IOLs) for cataract surgery, all of which provide sharper vision after removing cataracts.
In addition to offering advanced laser cataract surgery, Dr. Foulkes is a highly skilled LASIK surgeon who has performed 48,000 LASIK procedures. He performs laser eye surgery using the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217A excimer laser system, a highly advanced laser designed to ensure precise treatment and optimal visual results tailored to each patient’s unique case. To create the flap during LASIK surgery, Dr. Foulkes uses Ziemer’s FEMTO LDV, the first compact, mobile femtosecond laser that provides easy and precise flap creation.
As alternatives to LASIK, Foulkes Vision Institute also offers LASEK and PRK. Foulkes Vision Institute is also a comprehensive care facility where diagnosis and treatment are offered for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye.
To learn more about laser cataract surgery with Dr. Foulkes, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Foulkes Vision Institute by calling (866) 586-3177.
More About Cataract Surgery with Foulkes Vision Institute
Foulkes Vision Institute is a state-of-the-art vision correction facility committed to providing patients with the highest level of visual freedom possible. Dr. Foulkes and his staff believe this is only possible by incorporating the latest therapies and the most advanced refractive surgery technologies available.
For laser cataract surgery, Dr. Foulkes utilizes the CATALYS laser system, which provides customized and precise treatment. Although traditional cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure, the CATALYS laser enhances the precision of the procedure and often provides better results. The CATALYS system is a bladeless, computer-controlled laser that allows Dr. Foulkes to plan and perform surgery taking each eye’s exact specifications. During the procedure, the CATALYS system designs a 3D map of each eye, which allows Dr. Foulkes to create a customized treatment plan. Dr. Foulkes will then use the laser to create an incision to access the cataract infected lens. The CATALYS softens and breaks up the cataract for easy and gentle removal. Using the 3D map, Dr. Foulkes is able to insert the IOL precisely in place.
The CATALYS system offers the following advantages:
- Customized treatment using advanced 3D imaging technology
- Gentle and easy cataract removal
- More precise placement of IOL
- Faster recovery and less risk of complications than with traditional cataract surgery