Advanced Cataract Care
Cataract Treatment in Durango, CO
If you are experiencing blurred vision or the inability to see in dim light, or you are seeing halos around lights, you may have a cataract in one or both eyes.
As you age, the natural lens in your eyes becomes less transparent or cloudy, preventing rays of light from focusing clearly on the back of your eyes. This is what is known as a cataract – when images are no longer as sharp and clear as they used to be.
This form of vision loss can be mild or severe. Symptoms may include difficulty driving or reading, haziness and glare in sunlight, or glares, starbursts, or halos around lights at night. While eyeglasses or contact lenses can help correct a cataract in its early stages, it cannot correct vision once the majority of your lens loses transparency.
That’s where Southwest Eye Consultants can help. Our board-certified ophthalmologists in Durango, Colorado offer advanced cataract care that includes:
- Advanced diagnostics using state-of-the-art LenStar and Pentacam ocular biometric measurement calculations
- Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
- Yag capsulotomy special laser treatment to improve your vision following cataract surgery
Our doctors have medical certification in VISX and LenSx laser technology and will help you understand cataracts, explain your cataract surgery lens options, or determine if you are a candidate for vision correction surgery.
Surgical removal of cataracts is a common, painless procedure usually performed on an outpatient basis. Refractive cataract surgery involves removing the cataract and replacing your natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant, which can reduce your dependence on corrective eyewear.
Contact Our Board-Certified Ohthalmologists in Durango & Cortez, CO and Farmington, NM
For more information on our advanced cataract care and a personalized evaluation, contact Southwest Eye Consultants today at (970) 828-2200, or schedule an appointment with one of our specialists by completing our online request form.