How the eye lens works

The lens of the eye works to focus light entering the retina, where images are created as information travels through the optic nerve. The retina is a remarkable, light-sensitive structure. When information passes through a thick, cloudy lens, the light is scattered, hindering the patient’s ability to see a clear image. 

What causes cataracts?

Cataracts are very common and can come about due to several conditions:

  • Aging eyes
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye inflammation
  • Prior eye surgery
  • Extreme sun exposure over time

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness and are the leading cause of vision loss in the USA and the world. Thankfully, modern medicine has found a way to cure cataracts. The natural lens of the eye can be replaced with a synthetic lens, restoring clear, crisp vision for the long term. There is no other way to resolve cataracts, as once the lens deteriorates, it can’t be restored naturally. 

Can you prevent cataracts?

It may be possible to ward off the speed of the deterioration of the eye’s natural lens by avoiding excessive sun exposure and wearing sunglasses with UV protection. However, over time, many people develop cataracts. The National Eye Institute reports that the risk of developing cataracts increases every decade, starting at age 40.

Sixty-one percent of women and thirty-nine percent of men will develop cataracts in their lifetime. It is imperative that after age 40, you have a regular eye examination. The earlier the condition is treated, the better. As the eye lens becomes thicker and cloudier with time, it can lead to eye inflammation and the risk of damaging the eye to the point of blindness. 

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Types of cataracts

Cataracts affect people in a variety of ways and can develop on several parts of the eye lens.

  • Nuclear cataracts: These cataracts develop in the center of the natural lens. 
  • Cortical cataracts: These cataracts develop on the sides of the eye lens, in streaks or a wedge shape, eventually spreading to the center of the lens.
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts: These cataracts develop on the back of the lens. 
  • Congenital cataracts: Some people have cataracts at birth, which worsen during childhood. The cause of these cataracts is not fully known but may be associated with infection during gestation or trauma.

Types of custom lenses at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers, we offer our clients the best types of custom replacement lenses, including:

PanOptix Trifocal Lens:

These are multifocal implantable replacement lenses that deliver a wider range of vision than earlier versions of trifocal lenses. Imagine sharp vision up-close at your laptop or tablet, improved intermediate vision, and enhanced vision at a distance. 

Eyhance Lens:

These lenses are specially developed monofocal lenses, created with a different refractive power on the outer edge than in the middle to treat both clouded lenses and vision problems more thoroughly.

Vivity Lens:

These lenses were developed with a proprietary technology called X-wave. They produce very clear distance and intermediate vision, and what is called “functional” close-up vision.

Synergy Lens:

These lenses, approved by the FDA in 2002, can improve vision at a distance, close-up, and at an intermediate distance.They come in versions that will correct astigmatism (toric).

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Restoring vision with next-generation lens replacements

Luckily, if you have developed cataracts, you will have access to today’s advanced treatments. At one time, the natural lens was replaced, but vision issues such as nearsightedness and farsightedness were not corrected. Times have changed, and doctors now can not only replace the lens itself but also correct your vision so you can live a life free from the need for glasses or contacts.

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Technology and Cataracts — You deserve the world’s best

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers, your treatment experience will be fast, comfortable, and private. Each of our eye clinics has an in-house surgical suite, equipped with the most advanced technology available worldwide, including:

  • The Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser allows us to perform “all-laser,” bladeless lens replacement surgery with ultimate accuracy, precision, and improved safety. It can treat and resolve astigmatism in the same surgical appointment for improved visual outcomes.
  • The Zeiss IOL Master 700 and Wavetech ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) allow Dr. Soroudi to perform extremely accurate measurements so that the perfect lens can be selected. These technologies are the worldwide gold standard and top performers for ultimate accuracy.
  • Alcon Centurion & Johnson & Johnson Veritas Phacoemulsification Robots allow Dr. Soroudi to perform low-energy cataract and lens replacement surgeries with faster recovery and less corneal swelling. 
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Choosing a trusted eye care professional

Your eyes and your vision could not be more important. Clear, crisp vision makes all of life’s experiences better. If you are struggling with your vision, you want to ensure you are under the care of a true professional. Dr. Soroudi has a reputation as being among the most talented ophthalmologists in the nation.

You Deserve The Best

Every member of the medical team at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers is 100% committed to providing clients with access to top-tier technology and innovative equipment.

Dr. Soroudi has exceptional credentials, experience, and a remarkable track record and is considered one of the best eye surgeons internationally. 

Dr. Soroudi caters to clients who fly to Los Angeles from across the globe to have their eyes treated, as well as clients living locally. His three state-of-the-art eye centers are in Glendale, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles. You can trust you will be under the care of a brilliant doctor who is warm-hearted, talented, and dedicated. Our service will match or surpass the quality of the most well-known, world-class university-based eye centers.

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