Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide. In fact, over 3  million procedures are performed every year in the United States alone. Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens so it can be replaced with a clear artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Today this process can be adapted to help you achieve the clear vision you deserve to live the lifestyle you love.

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Dr. Robert Pendleton has performed thousands of cataract surgery procedures since 1994.

Manual Cataract Surgery Method

Manual cataract surgery has been performed for decades to help patients with cloudy, blurry, dull vision experience life more clearly. This method involves making a tiny incision on the side of the cornea using a hand-held microkeratome blade. Through this incision, the surgeon creates a circular opening (capsulorrhexis) in the capsular bag that holds the lens.  A process called phacoemulsification is then used to break up the lens with ultrasounic energy so the cataract-affected lens can be removed by vacuum.

Advanced Cataract Surgery Techniques

At Pendleton Eye Center, we are proud to offer our patients the very latest technologies for cataract removal and replacement IOLs. Our No Stitch, No Patch, No Injection technique can be completely tailored to your unique eye anatomy and vision goals.

Our laser cataract surgery method replaces critical manual steps of the surgery and can greatly reduce or eliminate the need for ultrasonic energy to break up the cloudy lens. Creating the circular capsulorrhexis incision with a laser is the most accurate and reproducible method possible to create the desired size and shape of this important incision. The laser also fragments the lens so it can be more efficiently removed, and can be used to reduce post-operative astigmatism. All of these steps combined allow for precise internal placement of the new IOL. Customization of your procedure is achieved through:

While some patients will be better suited for manual cataract surgery with monofocal lenses (lenses that provide clear vision for one distance only), if our California cataract surgery doctors believe we can achieve better vision outcomes with laser cataract surgery and Lifestyle Lenses, we will make this recommendation. Ultimately, the decision is yours.

To learn more about cataract surgery in Carlsbad, California, contact us today to arrange a Cataract Evaluation.

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