Providing Cataract surgery with ReZoom, AcrySof ReSTOR, Crystalens or toric IOLs in the Philadelphia area
Drs. George R. Pronesti, Anthony C. Zacchei, Aaron Cohn, Ketki Soin and Michael A. Aronsky are board-certified ophthalmologists specializing in cataract surgery, treatment for glaucoma and refractive surgery treatments such as LASIK and Visian implantable collamer lenses. Drs. Pronesti, Zacchei, Cohn, Soin and Aronsky have performed more than 160,000 successful eye procedures and are recognized as leading Philadelphia-area eye surgeons. They regularly participate in ongoing studies aimed at developing new technologies. In addition, they provide continuing education for eye doctors, residents and students.
By offering the most advanced cataract surgery available, the Kremer cataract specialists are able to treat cataracts in the least invasive way possible and even address other vision disorders while performing surgery. Kremer surgeons offer dropless cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery, the iStent procedure, multifocal IOLs and toric IOLs.
Advanced Cataract Surgery
The cataract surgery begins with a mild anesthesia and topical anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye. This technique, which eliminates the bruising and soreness associated with injections, was pioneered at Kremer Eye Center. Patients on medications such as Coumadin and aspirin typically are able to continue taking their medications.
Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in the eye, breaks up and extracts the cataract using a technique called phacoemulsification, and implants an intraocular lens in its place. This technique allows patients to resume most day-to-day activities within a reasonable timeframe. Kremer Eye Center offers advanced intraocular lenses options to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Premium Lens Implants
Premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) can eliminate or at least reduce your need for glasses, including reading glasses, following cataract surgery. They provide for a more expansive range of vision when compared with traditional single-focus lens implants. The cataract surgeons of Kremer Eye Center offer the following state-of-the-art lenses: AcrySof ReSTOR, ReZoom, Crystalens and AcrySof Toric lenses (to correct astigmatism). They were among the first in the area to offer these lenses.
Your surgeon will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your eyes to help you select the lens that best suits your needs.
Dropless Cataract Surgery
In an effort to improve our patients’ experience with cataract surgery, Kremer Eye Center surgeons offer patients the option of having cataract surgery performed in such a way that most patients no longer need to take drops before or after surgery. This advanced procedure is called “dropless cataract surgery.” In dropless cataract surgery, a medicine called Tri-Moxi-Vanc* is placed in the eye at the time of surgery. The medication is absorbed by the eye over the next month, providing patients the benefit of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines without needing drops.
Traditional cataract surgery requires the patient to use multiple eye drops before and after surgery, often up to four times a day for a month or more. In most cases, dropless cataract surgery eliminates the need to apply over 400 drops in patients who are having cataract surgery on both eyes!
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
This advanced medical procedure improves the precision and reproducibility of several of the most critical steps in cataract surgery. For those who want the most precise and predictable surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery may be recommended. The laser is guided by a computer, allowing customization to your eye’s unique characteristics, giving the potential for better visual outcomes.
During your consultation, Kremer Eye Center will do advanced diagnostic testing to determine which cataract surgery options would best suit your needs.
At Kremer Eye Center, the surgeons and staff are always focused on what is best for our patients. The entire surgical team as well as our staff and technicians are dedicated to making you feel cared for and comfortable every step of the way.
Please contact Kremer Eye Center at (800) 863-7954 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richman, Dr. Soin, Dr. Cohn, Dr. Zacchei or Dr. Aronsky and learn more about your cataract surgery options.
About Kremer Eye Center
Kremer Eye Center, founded in 1980, is the region’s leading Ophthalmology Practice specializing in advanced LASIK technology; Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cornea and Oculoplastics. Kremer remains committed to utilizing the most advanced technologies and procedures to accelerate recovery time and improve patients’ outcomes and vision.
Kremer Eye Center has three surgical centers located in King of Prussia, PA, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Wilmington, DE, featuring state-of-the art advanced LASIK technology suites. Additionally, Kremer has four satellite locations in Center City Philadelphia, Horsham, Springfield and Pottstown, PA. Pre- and post-operative care are conveniently provided at Kremer offices and at our over 1,000 affiliate optometrist offices throughout the tri-state area.
More About Dr. Michael A. Aronsky
Michael A. Aronsky, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aronsky obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He then performed his internship in transitional medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York. His residency in ophthalmology was performed at the Friedenwald Eye Institute in Maryland, where he was appointed Chief Resident of Ophthalmology in 1997. Dr. Aronsky was awarded a one-year surgery fellowship to study corneal and refractive eye surgery at the renowned Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Dr. Aronsky has performed tens of thousands of refractive surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, LASEK, Intacs Corneal Rings, and is one of the leading Visian ICL surgeons in the U.S. He was the first in the region to perform Intacs, Conductive Keratoplasty, Sutureless Endothelial Corneal Transplants, Bladeless LASIK, and IntraLase Enabled Keratoplasty. He continues to perform the latest, most innovative procedures by participating in many ongoing FDA protocols.
Dr. Aronsky has authored numerous publications, including chapters in major ophthalmic textbooks. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Sports Ophthalmology Society of the Americas, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
More About Dr. Aaron Cohn
Aaron Cohn, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Cohn specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Cohn is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the Beaumont Eye Institute in Michigan, and completed his Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cohn has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology with a specialty in surgical glaucoma since 2010.
Dr. Cohn has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, and has presented his retrospective reviews and research at the Association for Research in Vision, and the American Glaucoma Society. During his fellowship he was a UIC resident lecturer, and he continues to lecture nationally. Focusing on the role of preventive medicine, Dr. Cohn demonstrates meticulous attention to diagnostic evaluation and therapy while providing treatment in a comfortable and personal environment.
Professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Delaware Medical Society. Additionally, Dr. Cohn enjoys ultimate Frisbee, marathon running, traveling and East Asian History.
More About Dr. George R. Pronesti
Dr. George Pronesti, M.D., is a board certified ophthalmologist and Philadelphia-area LASIK and cataract surgeon. He serves as National Associate Director of Kremer Eye Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Pronesti obtained his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, and then completed his internship and residency at the Friedenwald Eye Institute in Maryland.
Prior to joining the surgical team at Kremer Eye Center, Dr. Pronesti was Vice Chairman of Maryland General Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology where he was responsible for the training of new doctors in leading-edge clinical and surgical techniques.
Dr. Pronesti has authored numerous publications and is the inventor of the Golf Bifocal. He has performed thousands of LASIK procedures and continues to perform the latest, most innovative procedures by participating in many ongoing FDA protocols. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Baltimore Medical Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr George R. Pronesti provides services at our centers in King of Prussia, Pottstown, Horsham, and Springfield.
More About Dr. Anthony C. Zacchei
Dr. Zacchei is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in cataracts, glaucoma and LASIK surgery.
Dr. Zacchei was accepted to medical school while in high school and completed an accelerated six-year program with Penn State University and Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Zacchei trained at both Emory University in Atlanta and the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He received the Resident Research Award and has presented his ophthalmology research in the United States and Europe. He has served as Director of Glaucoma and Cataracts for the Moore Eye Institute affiliated with Brandywine Hospital and the Crozer-Keystone system, and currently he serves as the Director of Glaucoma for Kremer Eye Center.
Over the past 23 years, Dr. Zacchei has performed over 30,000 cataract surgeries with exceptional success. He performs the most advanced cataract and glaucoma surgeries, including SLT, ECP, trabeculectomies and shunts. Dr. Zacchei has extensive experience with premium implants to correct astigmatism and presbyopia to minimize a patient’s need for glasses.
His educational honors and awards include graduating Magna Cum Laude from Jefferson Medical College and selection into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Zacchei is an Eagle Scout who enjoys running, gardening, the Philadelphia Eagles and his Weimaraners.
Dr. Zacchei has authored numerous publications and has lectured nationally and internationally. He teaches students and residents at numerous local schools. Dr. Zacchei is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
More about Dr. Ketki Soin
Ketki Soin, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal surgeon. Dr. Soin specializes in the treatment of the cornea, including corneal transplantation and collagen cross-linking for keratoconus; as well as the advanced treatment of cataracts with intraocular lens implants, including laser-assisted (femtosecond) cataract surgery.
Dr. Soin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Soin completed her ophthalmology residency at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she also served as chief resident, and went on to complete her cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
Dr. Soin remains committed to clinical research, has authored numerous articles and has received many honors and awards, including a Congressional Award for Achievement in Service and a President’s Volunteer Service Gold Medal.
Dr. Soin is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Cornea Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), where she has presented multiple times. Dr. Soin is fluent in Hindi. She enjoys traveling, cooking, discovering new restaurants and biking.