Crystalens, AcrySof ReSTOR & Symfony – Pasadena, Glendale – Best Cataracts & Surgery Info

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511 East Garvey Ave
Suite 201
Monterey Park, CA 91755

Dr. Abraham Shammas

Abraham Shammas, MD


301 South Fair Oaks, Suite 102
Pasadena, CA 91105


    If you are interested in receiving information on how to be listed in this Cataract Surgeon Directory, please call 858-454-5505 or email us.

    Glendale, Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena Cataract Surgery Specialists

    Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most widely performed surgery procedures in the United States. More than two million cataract patients undergo this procedure each year to restore their vision. The best cataract surgeons in Pasadena, Glendale and Downtown LA offer the advanced “no stitch,” “no patch,” “no needle” surgery technique. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the outer clear covering of the eye (the cornea). A small probe is inserted into the eye and the natural lens is dissolved and removed through this probe. An artificial lens or intraocular lens (IOL) is placed in the eye where the natural lens had been.

    Different Types of IOLs

    The top cataract surgeons typically offer premium IOLs which not only restore vision by replacing the cataractous lens, but also correct for presbyopia. Presbyopia is the loss of ability to focus at near distances due to aging. This condition typically affects people when they reach forty years of age. To overcome presbyopia, patients often wear reading glasses or bifocals. The premium IOLs can correct for near vision and offer patients the ability to perform most everyday visual tasks without glasses or contacts. Popular premium IOLs include AcrySof ReSTOR, Symfony and Crystalens. The AcrySof ReSTOR and Symfony lenses function in a similar way to bifocal contact lenses and the Crystalens is an accommodating IOL, that moves in the eye to adjust for focus, similarly to a youthful natural lens. All of these lenses can provide excellent distance vision and near vision, although no IOL can replace the full quality of near and distance vision that cataract patients had in their youth.

    Consulting a Pasadena, Glendale or Los Angeles Cataract Surgeon

    If you have questions concerning cataract surgery and the implantation of a Premium IOL, it is best consult a qualified local cataract surgeon. He or she can describe in detail what a cataract is and how surgery can provide renewed vision. Since the surgery typically requires no down time, some patients travel to the San Gabriel Valley or Downtown LA area to have cataract surgery and then use the newfound vision to sightsee in the area. Some of the best attractions include the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and Griffith Park in Downtown LA. The Griffith Observatory is a popular location for sightseeing in the Park area.

    If you are interested in receiving information on how to be listed in this Cataract Surgeon Directory, please call 858-454-5505 or email us.