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Wolstan & Goldberg
Eye Associates

TELO Medical Center
1st Floor, Ste 100
23600 Telo Ave
Torrance CA 90505

Phone: (310) 543-2611
Fax: (310) 543-2056

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Cataract Procedures

Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates Offers ReSTOR®, Crystalens®,Tecnis® and Acrysof® Toric IOL for cataracts

Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates offers some of the most effective intraocular lenses (IOLs) currently available, including ReSTOR®, Crystalens®, Tecnis®, and AcrySof® Toric IOL for replacement of cataracts. Our eye care solutions and surgeons may be able to help you reduce or perhaps even end your dependence on glasses.

 

Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates offers some of the most effective intraocular lenses (IOLs) currently available, including ReSTOR®, Crystalens®, Tecnis®, and AcrySof® Toric IOL for replacement of cataracts. Our surgeons may be able to help you reduce or perhaps even end your dependence on glasses.

Custom Cataract Care:

cataract-dr-wolstan imageFor the majority of our cataract cases, we use monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) that are placed inside your eye to correct for cataracts, as well as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you will be able to see distant objects clearly. The standard monofocal IOL has been successfully implanted in millions of cataract patients who have experienced clear distance vision results. You will most likely need glasses after surgery, especially for near vision.

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Premium IOLs for Cataract Replacement: 

Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates is pleased to offer the ReSTOR®, Crystalens®, Tecnis®, and Acrysof® Toric IOL, as advanced alternatives to the standard IOL replacement for cataracts. Unlike traditional IOLs, these lenses can eliminate or significantly reduce the need for correction by glasses, particularly reading glasses, after cataract surgery.

iol-monofocal imageIt is normal for most people to develop presbyopia and cataracts in their later years. After about the age of 40, the natural lens of the eye becomes increasingly inflexible, gradually reducing the quality of near vision and making reading glasses a necessity. This change is referred to as presbyopia. As years pass, the natural lens may also become cloudy. This change is called a cataract. There are many types of cataracts and most people, by the age of 70, require the natural lens to be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

The traditional artificial lens is a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) that achieves good distance vision for most patients.  However, patients require vision correction for near and intermediate vision with bifocal or trifocal glasses. Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates can offer alternative solutions to this traditional approach: the ReSTOR® IOL, Crystalens® IOL, Tecnis®, and the Acrysof® Toric IOL.

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ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens (multifocal):

iol-restor imageThe AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL offers our patients the opportunity for good vision at any distance, eliminating or reducing the need for glasses after cataract surgery. In fact, in a recent FDA clinical study, 94 percent of patients were very satisfied with being able to drive or read the newspaper without glasses or contacts.

restor imageThe AcrySof ReSTOR® intraocular lens replaces the natural lens. Unlike a standard monofocal lens, which has a smooth surface, the ReSTOR® IOL has a unique patented gradual diffractive step surface on the optic, which is called apodization. This apodized diffractive design gives the lens the ability to focus light correctly on the retina for images at various distances without mechanical movement of the lens. The apodized diffractive optics improves image quality while minimizing visual disturbances. The net result is an increased range of quality vision that delivers a high level of freedom from glasses, regardless of the lighting situation. Qualified surgeons providing the ReSTOR® lens must pass a rigorous certification process assessing their surgical skill, accuracy, and proficiency. All of our surgeons at Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates are part of a small group that has satisfied these requirements.

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Crystalens® Intraocular Lens (accommodating): 

crystalensanimsm imageOur practice also offers the Crystalens® IOL, the first cataract replacement to use the muscles separated from the natural lens when the cataractous lens is removed from the eye. This provides the closest thing to natural focusing achieved to date.

The eye’s natural lens is attached to muscles that contract it to focus on intermediate and near objects. During lens replacement surgery, these muscles are detached from the lens and cannot be attached to an artificial lens. The traditional IOL used for cataract replacement is designed to provide good distance vision; middle and near vision is achieved through bifocal or trifocal glasses.

The Crystalens® IOL is the first cataract replacement designed to use the eye muscles for focusing. Special hinges attached to the top and bottom edges are activated by the muscles to provide focus by moving the lens forward and backward. This breakthrough takes advantage of the fact that, even though they are no longer attached to a lens, the eye muscles continue their natural focusing movements. Qualified surgeons using the Crystalens® must pass a rigorous certification process assessing their surgical skill, accuracy and proficiency. Our surgeons have satisfied these requirements.

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Tecnis® Intraocular Lens (multifocal): 

 

Tecnis imageThe Tecnis® IOL is another exciting option for the treatment of both cataracts and presbyopia.  This new implant, approved by the FDA in 2009, uses diffractive rings on its posterior surface to maximize clear images at all ranges of vision.  It also has an aspheric optic design engineered to reduce the spherical aberration of an average cornea.  The unique difference of the Tecnis® IOL is the diffractive rings run very close to the optic’s center and then continue out toward the periphery through the entire lens.  As a result the multifocal effect of the lens is more independent of the pupil size.

 

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AcrySof® Toric IOL (for astigmatism): 

In order to see a clear image, light rays must pass through a perfectly round cornea to sharply focus in one spot on your retina.

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However, some people are born with a condition called astigmatism. This means that the cornea is oblong rather than round, shaped more like a football than a basketball, and causes the light to focus on the retina in a line instead of a point.

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Astigmatism may distort vision to appear like the right side of the illustration below.  To achieve clear vision like the left side of the illustration, glasses or contacts are necessary.

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In the past, patients with astigmatism who had traditional cataract surgery would still experience blurred distance vision. They would still need glasses or contact lenses because the lens replacement could not change their astigmatism.  Recently, the FDA approved a monofocal IOL called the Acrysof® Toric IOL that can now correct both the cataract and astigmatism simultaneously. The unique design of the AcrySof® Toric IOL makes it possible for the eye surgeons to provide QUALITY distance vision for patients with astigmatism, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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Clear Lens Extraction: 

After many years of successful cataract replacement surgery, the same procedures are now being applied to correcting vision before cataracts have developed. Many people over 40 are choosing IOLs when their natural lenses begin to lose their flexibility, reducing visual clarity at near and intermediate ranges. This aging process is called presbyopia. Since cataracts are probably inevitable for these patients, clear lens extraction and replacement provides additional years of good vision with little or no dependency on glasses.

If you are over 40 and beginning to experience the early stages of cataract development, the surgeons of Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates will be happy to evaluate your case and help you determine if you are a good candidate for clear lens extraction.

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Contact one of our experienced surgeons at Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates to learn more about your lens replacement options.

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