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Cataract Surgery

Exciting new options are available for cataract surgery. At the Erdey Searcy Eye Group in Columbus Ohio, we've developed some new techniques to make your vision outcomes even better after cataract surgery.  We've implemented new techniques for dealing with astigmatism, we're offering new choices in premium lens options, and even started new protocols in dropless treatments post surgically to decrease the chances of complications after surgery.  Thank you for visiting!   We hope to make your vision care a WOW experience you won't soon forget!  We know that there are few things more important than your sight.

Over three million cataract procedures are performed each year in the United States, making cataract surgery the most commonly performed surgery in our Medicare population in Columbus Ohio. Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process. You will develop a cataract if you live long enough, though cataracts can occur at birth or at any age.  A cataract is a cloudy area that develops on the lens of the eye, blocking light to the back of the eye, resulting in changes in one’s vision. These changes can include cloudy, fuzzy or filmy vision, changes in the way you see colors, increased glare from headlights, lamps or the sun, frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription, and double vision.

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Effects of Cataract Surgery - Before and After

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Annual eye examinations are important to your overall eye health and also play a vital role in detecting the presence of cataracts. Initially, early cataracts can be treated with stronger spectacles to improve your vision. However, this improvement may be temporary if the cataract progresses with time.

Cataracts can be removed with a brief, outpatient procedure once the loss of vision adversely affects your activities. The opacified crystalline lens of the eye (cataract)  is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. As a secondary benefit of this surgery, some of our patients are also able to reduce or eliminate their dependence on corrective lenses.

Looking at You• State-of-the-art diagnostics.

• Eye-drop-only anesthesia. Typically NO long needles or patches required.

• Advanced no-stitch rapid rehabilitation technique.

• Discover our new "Dropless"  technique - no drops required after surgery!

• Intraocular lenses to reduce presbyopia, astigmatism, spherical aberration are available.

• Possibly reduce or eliminate dependency on eyeglasses.

Our team of physicians together with the staff at our facility, East Columbus Surgery Center offer you vast experience in performing cataract surgery in Columbus,  and Newark-Granville, Ohio. You can be assured that you or your family member will receive unsurpassed care by the very best in the field. If you suspect you may have a cataract, please contact us for an eye examination. We offer our patients several options to reduce astigmatism and a choice between standard and advanced intraocular lenses.

Cataracts and Astigmatism - Methods are available to reduce astigmatism at the same time as the cataract procedure. Reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses in one step!  read more

Refinements in Cataract Surgery in Columbus Ohio read more

Presbyopia Intraocular Lenses – reduce or eliminate the need for bifocals   read more

Aspheric Intraocular Lens – reduces spherical aberration and improves optics in low light conditions. Reaction time is often reduced when driving at night with these intraocular lenses. In a simulated night driving study, the TECNIS® aspheric IOL provided an additional ½ second of reaction time or 45 feet of identification distance at 55 mph as compared to a conventional IOL.

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Iris Reconstructive Intraocular Lens – necessary in rare cases where there is an absence of the iris due to trauma or disease. Read more


Ophtec® iris reconstructive lens


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