Michael L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Ophthalmology located in Boynton Beach, FL
If your vision is starting to blur and everything’s looking fuzzy, it could be because of cataracts. This is especially likely as you get older, but board-certified ophthalmologist Michael L. Levine, MD, FACS, can help with expert cataract surgery. Dr. Levine provides exceptional services to people living in Boynton Beach, Florida and the surrounding areas. He specializes in performing laser cataract surgery. To regain clear vision, call Dr. Levine’s office today or book an appointment online.
Cataract Surgery Q & A
What is cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is a well-established treatment for cataracts that are causing vision impairment.
Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of your eye, the structure that helps your eye focus. Cataracts develop for various reasons, including advancing age. They don’t need treatment if they’re not causing you any problems, but if your cataracts are causing vision loss that’s interfering with daily activities, then surgery is the best option.
What is standard cataract surgery?
Standard cataract surgery aims to restore and possibly improve how well you can see when wearing glasses. After surgery, you may need glasses for distance vision or for near vision. You might also need a combination of several of these prescriptions in a bifocal or progressive lens.
Dr. Levine recommends a high-definition lens (HDL) which helps to improve your distance vision by creating a sharper, crisper image on your retina. Standard cataract surgery is covered in full by your insurance, except for any deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance you may have. However, the HDL and the additional testing required to use it aren’t covered by insurance, so a small fee applies for each eye.
What is advanced technology lens surgery?
Advanced technology lens surgery for cataracts aims to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses for all ranges of vision. Dr. Levine utilizes the latest multifocal or accommodating lenses to restore your full range of vision with little or no need for glasses.
Dr. Levine also addresses astigmatism and the options available to correct it. Although insurance covers advanced technology lens surgery, it doesn’t include the cost of the lens or any additional testing that may be required.
How do I choose the right cataract surgery option?
First of all, Dr. Levine needs to determine whether or not you clinically qualify for an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Choices of IOLs include:
- Multifocal (Tecnis® or PanOptix®)
- Astigmatism correcting (Toric®)
Dr. Levine has carried out thousands of advanced technology lens procedures and has exceptional experience in selecting the proper lens implant. If his assessment shows that you qualify for an advanced technology lens, consider your options carefully and choose wisely, because the lens implant you select changes the very way you see the world.
Dr. Levine can discuss your options in detail to help you select the type of cataract surgery that best fits your needs. Think about the hobbies you enjoy, the sports you play, and the work or other daily activities you do. Would you prefer to do these without needing to wear glasses, or perhaps have a reduced need for glasses?
To arrange a cataract surgery consultation, call Michael L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. or book an appointment online.