Are you experiencing night driving problems? Are colors fading? If you are over the age of 50 years old you may be experiencing the onset of cataracts. Our doctors are skilled board certified cataract surgeons located in Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee. Our doctors take great pride in educating patients about their best options for success after cataract surgery. Please feel free to review our website to learn about new premium lens implants.Learn More About Cataract Surgery
LASIK eye surgery actually stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure where a laser reshapes the outer surface of the eye known as the cornea. By changing the shape of the cornea doctors can improve vision.What Is LASIK Eye Surgery
If you are seeking LASIK in Atlanta, Georgia we are happy to help you learn about LASIK and your candidacy potential for this eye surgery. Please feel free to take our short LASIK self-evaluation test to get on the path to better vision. After taking this test you will be contacted by Marietta Eye if you meet the pre-requisite requirements. All LASIK candidates will be required to undergo a pre-operative eye exam before candidacy is approved.Take Our LASIK Self Test
Please feel free to watch our educational video series. Click here to see videos of our patients and doctors for better insight into the eye surgery of your choice.See Our Videos
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Marietta Eye Clinic's Patient Services Include:
- Routine eye exams
- Pediatric eye care
- Contact lens fitting
- Cataract and lens implant surgery
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic retinopathy care
- Macular degeneration treatment
- Eye muscle problem management
- Corneal transplants
- Dry eye treatment
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery
- Botox cosmetic treatment
- Latisse eyelash enhancement
- Uveitis management
Toric IOL’s to Correct Astigmatism
Many patients suffer from a common eye condition known as astigmatism. Assymetric steepening of the cornea or the natural lens causes light to be focused unevenly. This results in blurred or impaired vision at all distances. Astigmatism can accompany either nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Until recently, if a patient with astigmatism had cataract surgery they would still need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses afterwards. However, in January 2007, a new monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) called the Acrysof Toric was approved for patients with astigmatism. The Acrysof Toric IOL is a foldable, single piece lens that is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the cloudy lens. The unique design of this lens makes it possible to reduce or eliminate astigmatism resulting in the patient being practically spectacle free after cataract surgery except for the need for reading glasses. The eye doctors at Marietta Eye Clinic are pleased to offer Acrysof Toric IOL’s for the correction of astigmatism after cataract surgery.
Please note that insurance plans may not cover all of the cost of this lens. However, financing plans are available to help with the cost of this procedure to enable our patients to achieve the best possible vision at a reasonable cost.
Other Methods to Correct Astigmatism During Cataract Surgery
The most common cause of astigmatism is asymmetry of the cornea, the clear dome over the colored part of the eye. The cornea should be spherical in shape, like a basketball cut in half. An astigmatic cornea however is more like a football cut in half. In lower levels of astigmatism, when the cornea is only slightly out of round, a Toric IOL may not be necessary. In these situations, your surgeon can perform an Astigmatic Keratotomy at the conclusion of your cataract surgery. This procedure involves using a special diamond blade scalpel to make two microscopic incisions in the periphery of the cornea thus eliminating your astigmatism.
If you are contemplating cataract surgery and have astigmatism, please ask your surgeon if Toric IOL’s or Astigmatic Keratotomy is right for you. Both of these procedures can improve your chances of having excellent vision at distance without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses after your surgery.