Information for patients seeking cataract surgery with Crystalens IOLs in Lancaster and Santa Clarita
As the president of Laser Eye Center, Abraham Shammas, MD, is proud to serve the vision care needs of his Lancaster and Santa Clarita patients from two local locations in the area: his Santa Clarita office and his Encino office. Dr. Shammas is known by both his patients and peers as one of the leading eye surgeons in his field. Dr. Shammas and the team of surgeons at Laser Eye Center use only the safest eye surgery procedures, including cataract surgery as well as other refractive surgeries, to provide patients with clearer eyesight in an eye care center featuring the most advanced technologies.
Catalys Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery at Laser Eye Center
For patients in need of cataract surgery, the Laser Eye Center group of surgeons proudly offers the Catalys precision laser system. This cutting edge technology allows for laser-assisted cataract surgery that includes liquid optics with an integral guidance system for the surgeon. This advanced technique allows for a more precise surgery than older techniques, which involve using an ultrasonic hand-held machine with a steel tip to break apart the cataract-affected lens in the eye.
The Catalys system also uses a proprietary 3D imaging system to map the surface of the eye, allowing the surgeon to customize treatment for the patient. As such, the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered to the eye with extraordinary precision. This system also provides a gentle dock for the patient, minimizing rise in eye pressure during the surgery and lessening ocular redness after the surgery.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery provides a predictable, noninvasive technique to an age-old problem. The advanced features of the Catalys system allows our surgeons to deliver quality results, time and time again.
In tandem with the advanced technology of the Catalys system, the surgeons at the Laser Eye Center offer the option of intraocular lens implants (IOL) for cataract surgery patients. These lenses replace the natural lens of the eye and corrects refractive errors that lead to blurry vision. One IOL option offered is the accommodating Crystalens IOL, which works along with the eye muscles, allowing them to focus on both near and distant objects. The result is that patients have markedly improved vision for near, far and in-between distance viewing.
Also available at Laser Eye Center are vision correction procedures including LASIK and Custom LASIK, the latter of which treats higher order aberrations of the eye that cause night vision, glare and other vision distortions. For more information, please contact Laser Eye Center.