Cataracts currently affect more than 20.5. million Americans over age 40
By age 65, over 90% of people in the US will develop cataracts. By age 75, their cataracts can really affect their vision.
By 2020, the total number of people with cataracts is expected to grow to 30.1 million
If you answered YES to these questions, you may be experiencing cataracts.
If you live long enough, you will eventually get a cataract. Once the cataract begins to impact your vision, you may have it removed with cataract surgery. At Mississippi Vision, our surgeons have spent years perfecting surgical techniques. We offer the most advanced technologies available to our patients.
Cataract surgery is the most effective and safest eye surgery performed today. There are over 3 million surgeries performed each year, giving patients clearer vision and improved quality of life.
You will be using your new eyesight every waking moment for the rest of your life. At this point you have a great opportunity to determine how you will see for the remainder of your life. Our Mississippi cataract surgeons can correct vision at near, intermediate and far distances with the use of advanced technology lens implants. It is important to consult one of our cataract surgeons regarding the best implant type for your personal best vision.
At Mississippi Vision we offer three different types of cataract surgery with different lens implants:
Standard Laser Cataract Surgery
Astigmatic Laser Cataract Surgery
Multifocal laser Cataract Surgery
Read more below to differentiate about the types of cataract surgery and what this means to your personal situation. Please take as much time as needed to consult with us as well as your family. Our surgeons, technicians and coordinators are available to help you make the best decision.
1. Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?
2. What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal, astigmatism correcting or full focus multifocal lens implant?
Cataract surgery is a process of removing a clouded lens and replacing it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). The cataract removal is performed as an outpatient procedure right here in our onsite surgery center. Your eye will be numbed so that the procedure is essentially painless. During the surgery a tiny incision (2.75mm) is made into the clear cornea, and the cataract is removed with a specially designed ultrasonic probe. Our cataract surgeons then replace the natural lens with a man made intraocular lens. With our standard cataract surgery, patients receive a monofocal lens implant meaning the implant will allow corrected vision at only one distance. If you are seeking vision for multiple distances this is very possible, but we need to use an advanced technology multifocal lens implant instead.
The type of surgical procedure and lens implant you choose can have a major impact on the way you live, and Mississippi Vision offers several options for you to determine the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. Although our eye doctors will fully discuss your options when you come for your appointment, we want you to have sufficient time to carefully consider your choices.
Cataract surgery with an astigmatism correcting lens is designed to correct larger amounts of astigmatism for enhanced distance vision. This procedure includes laser arcuate incisions for residual astigmatisms correction. LASIK enhancement as needed is also included for one year after the procedure.
Patients should expect to pay an out of pocket cost of Out of $2,400 per eye, along with their deductible and a co-payment.
Cataract surgery with a multifocal lens is designed to provide an enhanced range of vision at all distances. The procedure includes laser arcuate incisions for residual astigmatism correction, along with LASIK enhancement as needed for one year after undergoing the procedure. There is an out of pocket cost of $3,500 per eye, along with a deductible and co-payment.
If you’re considering cataract surgery, here are a few questions you may want to discuss with our eye doctors.
The skin around your eye will be wiped with disinfectant, and medicated eye drops will be applied. These drops prevent infection and inflammation and will keep your pupil fully dilated during the procedure.
Before the cataract procedure begins, you’ll receive sedation to ensure that you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. This may be in the form of an IV or twilight sleep to keep you comfortable. The typical cataract surgery procedure lasts 10 to 20 minutes, although some cataracts are more difficult to remove and may require more time.
After making a tiny incision into your cornea, your surgeon will use either a femtosecond laser or a manual probe the size of a pen tip to break apart the old lens. The fragmented lens is then suctioned out.
Once the old lens has been removed, your eye doctor will insert the replacement intraocular lens (IOL) of your choice into your eye. Typically, the IOL is rolled up into the tip of an injector tool, so that it can be inserted through the same tiny incision. Once injected, the IOL unfolds perfectly into place.
Because of the small incision, you shouldn’t need stitches since your eye will heal naturally on its own. And that’s it! All you have to do now is rest up and get ready to enjoy the benefits of improved vision. These are often even better than before the cataract developed.
Most patients are concerned about the cataract surgery recovery process. Our eye doctors at Mississippi Vision provide the best quality care and thoroughly explain what you can expect after cataract surgery. Recovery from cataract surgery is generally very quick.
Most patients obtain better vision within the first 24 hours of the procedure. Itching and mild discomfort are normal after cataract surgery. Some fluid discharge is also common.
Your eye may be sensitive to light and touch. If you have discomfort, your eye doctor can suggest treatment.
After one or two days, any moderate discomfort should disappear. Complete visual recovery varies from patient to patient, but most patients return to their everyday activities within a day or two.
If you have cataracts in both eyes, the second procedure will most likely be scheduled within a week or two. Your eye doctor will schedule exams to check on your progress. Each person heals differently so it is important to discuss the cataract surgery recovery with your eye doctor.
For a few days after surgery, your eye doctor may ask you to use eye drops to help healing and decrease the risk of infection. Ask your cataract eye doctor about how to use your eye drops, how often to use them, and what effects they can have. You will need to wear an eye shield or eyeglasses to help protect your eye. Avoid rubbing or pressing on your eye.
Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed anywhere on the human body. In fact, cataract surgery happens to be the single most common procedure done across the United States!
Truly a miracle of modern medicine, cataract surgery stands as one of the most safe and effective surgical procedures performed to restore clear eyesight all over the world. Why is cataract surgery so common?
Because cataracts are a part of the normal aging process that affects everyone as we grow older. By the age of 65 over 90% of Americans have been found to have a cataract.
"After a very short surgery, Dr. Brannon Aden removed my cataract and gave me 20/20 vision in an eye that had never seen that well ever before. Zero pain, zero complications." She was such a nice eye surgeon and explained all of my options for lens implants well before the actual cataract surgery."
At Mississippi Vision, we are truly passionate about providing vision correction options for everyone, at every stage of life. Our commitment to this philosophy goes back to the early 70’s when founder William Aden worked with cataract surgery pioneer Charles Kelman, MD.
Our Jackson cataract surgeons, led by Brannon Aden, MD, are experts in advanced cataract solutions that can restore your vision and even make it better than it was before cataracts. If cataracts are slowing you down, we offer a very high quality and technologically advanced option.