at Mohave Eye Center
Our trusted team and cataract surgeon are here to permanently rid you of cataracts and give you the clearest sight possible!
What Are Cataracts?
We consider ourselves eye care nerds at Mohave Eye Center, so to best explain cataracts, you need to know a bit about your eyes! Inside the eye, there’s a lens — like that of a camera — which focuses the light you see and sends a crisp picture to your brain. This lens is crystal-clear when you’re born but can become clouded and foggy as you age due to the breakdown of proteins. “Cataract” is simply the term for when this lens becomes clouded, most often because of aging, but sometimes injury.
Do You Need Cataract Surgery?
As there’s no cure for them, surgery is the only way to get rid of cataracts. If left untreated, your eye’s lens will continue to deteriorate until your vision is severely impaired, or worse, completely lost. At Mohave Eye Center, you can have your cataracts removed and lens replaced in a quick outpatient procedure — but if you’re not ready yet, we can help you get by with eyewear to help your eyes adapt to changes in sight. During surgery, we’ll remove the foggy lens and replace it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL), like a toric IOL.
Some symptoms of cataracts include:
- Blurry, fuzzy, and even double vision up close and far away
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Halos, starbursts, or glare around lights or the sun’s rays
- Trouble driving and reading due to impaired sight
- Frequent changes in the prescription of your glasses
If you suspect you may have cataracts, schedule an eye exam with us so our doctors can thoroughly check your eyes!
Are You a Candidate?
Most likely, yes! If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and are confirmed to have cataracts, you could be a candidate for cataract surgery. This procedure is a great choice for healthy adults who don’t have a particular medical condition that may prevent proper recovery. To find out if cataract surgery is in your future, schedule an appointment with us today for a personalized consultation!
Why Choose Us?
No one knows your eyes better than we do, which is why we’re your dedicated partner when you need to deal with cataracts. We’ve been providing cataract surgery to our community since the 1980s, helping our patients enjoy life with clear, cataract-free sight. Our trifecta of passion, advanced technology, and expert surgical staff means that we’re not only an easy choice for your cataract surgery — we’re the best choice.
Our Cataract Surgeon
Notably, Dr. Jackson is also a member of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association, as well as a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Standard and Premium IOLs
One of the many amazing things about cataract surgery is that you can truly customize your vision by choosing which IOL your surgeon will use. We offer a standard IOL, but also others like the toric IOLs for astigmatism, and more.
Our IOLs include:
- Basic lens (monofocal): corrects your vision at one distance. You may likely still need glasses for some activities, such as reading.
- Multifocal lens: clears your vision at multiple distances, reducing your dependence on corrective eyewear.
- Toric IOL: treats astigmatism at one power of focus, meaning some patients may need reading glasses.
- Monovision lens: uses a monofocal lens in both eyes, set to different powers of focus — one for distance, and one for close up — to reduce the need for eyewear.
- Blended vision (mini-monovision): using monofocal lenses, one eye is set to distance vision and the other at an intermediate focus, meaning you can see great without eyewear, yet may need reading glasses.
Our team can personally answer any questions you have about our different IOL options and what they can do for your vision, lifestyle, goals, and budget.
When you come to Mohave Eye Center for cataract surgery, you can expect worry-free personalized care from professionals who attend to every detail, because that’s what makes for the best outcomes! In your consultation, we’ll make sure you have information and resources in your hands, like our Cataract Brief, to prepare you for every aspect of your procedure. The day of your surgery, we’ll conduct preoperative tests to ensure you’re good to go for a safe procedure, and administer medication to make your experience comfortable and painless.
Depending on the severity of your cataracts, the removal and replacement of your lens usually only takes 8 to 12 minutes, and you’ll find yourself relaxing in our post-operative area before you know it! We’ll send you home with comprehensive recovery instructions, and your doctor will check in with you over several follow-ups to see how you’re enjoying your stunningly clear vision.
To eliminate potential sources of error during your cataract surgery, and home in on the exact placement of your IOL, our experts will size up your eye in depth with our IOLMaster® 700 system from ZEISS, a leader in optical technologies. This device uses built-in OCT for detailed scans of your inner eye, as well as keratometry to help us calculate the focusing power of your IOL.