March 1, 2011
The eye has many muscles, and like other muscles in the body, they weaken over time. With age, it is not uncommon to require reading glasses to see the menu or read fine print. Also with age can come the development of cataracts, the obstruction of vision caused by a clouding over of the lens of the eye. There was a time when cataract surgery meant a lifetime behind thick glasses or living with monofocal vision (and a separate pair of reading glasses always close at hand), but advances in lenses have changed everything, bringing more freedom and improved sight to patients undergoing cataract surgery.
With deluxe intraocular lenses, or deluxe IOLs, when the eye lens is removed during cataract surgery, it can now be replaced with one that is multi-focal and accommodative. These premium lenses allow a patient to focus near and far without the need for corrective glasses. Even patients with astigmatism can enjoy the benefits thanks to what is known as a Toric IOL. Many patients can toss their reading glasses for good.
The Wilmer Eye Institute provides its patients access to this advanced technology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Bayview campus, as well as its satellite locations in White Marsh, Green Spring Station and Columbia.
The procedure will be conducted by a board-certified cornea specialist, who is uniquely qualified to perform on this most sensitive part of the eye that is affected by cataracts.
Physicians include Yassine Daoud, a specialist in cataract and refractive surgery; Kraig Scot Bower, whose expertise includes cornea diseases; Dean Glaros, who brings his experience as a comprehensive ophthalmologist previously in private practice to Wilmer’s setting; the cornea specialist and geneticist, Albert Jun; Irene Kuo, recently distinguished as one of America’s “Top Ophthalmologists;” Walter Stark, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Stark-Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases; Oliver Douglas Schein, whose expertise includes complications of cataract surgery; Esen Akpek, rated among the “Best Doctors in America” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America; and Robert Weinberg, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a specialist in corneal and external diseases of the eye.
To schedule your evaluation, please give us a call at 410-955-5080.