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Cataract Surgery

Carolina Cataract & Laser Center is the leader in the Charleston community, performing laser assisted cataract surgery and helping patients improve their overall quality of life.

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a typical part of aging that occurs when the natural lens becomes cloudy, leading to impaired vision. Patients with cataracts often say it's like looking at the world through a dirty or foggy window. You may also notice glare around lights, find it more challenging to read in low light, or feel uncomfortable driving at night. If your sight has gradually deteriorated over time and you notice you can no longer take part in routine tasks like making dinner, washing dishes, or no longer enjoy your favorite hobbies it may be time to discuss cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is incredibly safe and is one of the most performed procedures in the world. Laser assisted cataract surgery is an excellent option to achieve more precise and accurate patient visual outcomes than traditional surgery methods. Carolina Cataract & Laser Center's board-certified ophthalmologists expertly perform cataract surgery based upon an individually tailored surgery plan based upon your priorities.

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Once the cataract is removed, a new lens (IOL) is placed in the eye with the same microscopic incision. This allows patients to recover more quickly and reduce their dependence on visual aids. Thanks to the advances of laser cataract surgery, this procedure is even simpler, translating to increased patient comfort and satisfaction.

What are Common Signs of Having Cataracts?

Many patients with cataracts don't realize they have them at first. If you have cataracts, you may experience signs like:

Blurry vision
Noticing colors appear less vibrant than they once were.
Light sensitivity
Difficulty driving at night due to glare, halos, and starbursts from oncoming lights.
Needing more frequent prescription updates in your glasses and/or contact lenses.
Double vision in only one eye.
Injuring yourself more often due to increasingly impaired vision.

These are only a few of the symptoms of cataracts you may develop. If you think you could have cataracts, request an appointment with your ophthalmologist at Carolina Cataract & Laser Center for a comprehensive evaluation.

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery: Meticulous and Thorough

Thanks to state-of-the-art bladeless technology with the CATALYS laser, patients choosing this option appreciate faster recovery, less discomfort, and a lower risk profile.  This enables our patients to get back to what they love and enjoy it with improved vision.

As a leader in innovative eye care, Carolina Cataract & Laser Center is proud to offer our patients access to the most advanced and state-of-the-art technologies, including the option of precision laser assisted cataract surgery. Following your cataract evaluation, your surgeon will create a custom laser surgery plan based upon your lifestyle and goals. The CATALYS laser allows your cataract surgeon to perform your cataract surgery to your exact, unique specifications, which is not possible with traditional cataract surgery methods.

During laser assisted cataract surgery, the laser creates a small incision in the eye, your surgeon will remove the cloudy cataract, and your natural lens is replaced with a new lens which remains in your eye for the remainder of your life. Rather than utilizing a blade, the CATALYS laser creates a smaller, more accurate incision and enables you and your surgeon to take better control of your surgical outcome.

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Precise Results During Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

The cutting-edge features of laser assisted cataract surgery include:

  • Experience a personalized and customized cataract removal process with 3D imaging technology for more precise results.
  • Help patients experience a smoother, more comfortable cataract removal thanks to more gentle techniques.
  • Provides patients a faster visual recovery period thanks to more advanced technology that reduces inflammation while promoting healing.
  • Creating individual customized treatment plans for each patient depending on the IOLs chosen to help patients reduce their reliance on visual aids after cataract surgery.

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Vision After Cataract Surgery

If you want to reduce your dependence on visual aids after cataract surgery, premium lifestyle intraocular lens implants (IOLs) fit the bill. These IOLs help to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.

You can distinguish colors and contrast more vividly, while being less bothered by glare and halos at night. Your ophthalmologist at Carolina Cataract & Laser Center can help you select the best IOL based upon your lifestyle and goals.

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