Last updated 4 months ago
Just because you are suffering from cataracts does not mean that you have to live with them. Now available for your iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices, the new Crystalens iClear app by Bausch & Lomb makes it easy for you to determine if the Crystalens Intraocular Lens Implant is right for you. Complete with information regarding cataracts, visual acuity screening, and a physician locator, this free app is a must-have for anyone who has cataracts. Click on the link to download yours today!
Get the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your cataract surgery options by contacting the Maloney Vision Institute. Call (310) 889-0732 or visit us online to set up an appointment with our Los Angeles cataract surgeons.
Last updated 4 months ago
Cataracts are extremely common among individuals over the age of 40, and they can severely interfere with a person’s quality of life. Those suffering from cataracts have a number of treatment options at their disposal, including cataract removal, Multi-focal Lenses, and Accommodating Lenses such as the Crystalens IOL. Check out these tips for more information on caring for your eyes following cataract surgery.
Avoid Rubbing or Scratching
It is normal for your eyes to feel relatively itchy as they heal. However, it is important to avoid the urge to rub or squeeze your eye in the days following surgery, as this may actually dislodge the Intraocular Lens Implant from its position.
Utilize a Protective Eye Shield
You will want to wear a protective eye shield at night for approximately one week, while utilizing dark eyeglasses during the daytime. This will not only prevent injury but will also alleviate any discomfort felt from bright lights.
Use a Facecloth to Wash
When washing your face, it is important to avoid getting water directly into your eyes. Instead of splashing water onto your face from the faucet or while in the shower, cleanse your skin using a soapy wash cloth or wet towel. You will also want to avoid showering for the first week—however, bathing your body in the tub from your neck down is permitted. When washing your hair, tilt your head backwards so that you do not splash shampoo or water into your eyes.
Avoid Strenuous Activity
Physical activities such as jogging, swimming, aerobics, lifting weights, and contact sports should be avoided for the first two months after cataract surgery. This will reduce the chances of injury and the risk of debris getting into your eye and dislodging the IOL.
Whether you are interested in cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, or PRK, the eye surgeons with the Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles are here to answer your questions about getting the treatment you need. Get on the road to better vision today by calling (310) 889-0732.
Last updated 4 months ago
PRK, also known as Photorefractive Keratectomy, is a procedure that is designed to correct visual acuity by removing the outer layer of cells along the cornea. In this video, the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides a video animation of a PRK procedure. Your eye surgeon will start by using an excimer laser to reshape the epithelium, or outer surface of your corneal lens. PRK can be performed to decrease the curvature to correct nearsightedness or increase the curvature to correct farsightedness.
For more information on PRK, LASIK surgery, and cataract surgery, contact the Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles today at (310) 889-0732. You can also find out more about our services by clicking on the link to visit us at our website.
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The Crystalens is a specific type of IOL or Intraocular Lens that is designed for individuals who are suffering from cataracts. While there are a number of Intraocular Lens Implants available, the Crystalens offers a number of advantages. Keep reading to find out what sets the Crystalens apart from other IOLs.
Approved by the FDA
The Crystalens is the first and only Accommodating Intraocular Lens approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective method for providing continuous range of vision from far to near. In fact, more than 40 million Crystalens procedures have been successfully performed over the past 25 years.
Uses Single Focal Point
Unlike other Intraocular Lens Implants, the Crystalens uses a single focal point to provide continuous range of vision—including near, far, and medium distances—without the need for corrective lenses. The Crystalens also functions just like your natural lens, moving and flexing with your eye to change power and “accommodate” to the object in view.
Great Option for Many Individuals
Nearly everyone in good health with cataracts is eligible for Crystalens implantation surgery. Your eye surgeon will schedule you for an in-depth eye examination to determine your candidacy, during which time it is important to tell your doctor about any previous eye surgeries or injuries, any medications you are currently taking, and whether or not you are suffering from uncontrolled diabetes or chronic eye infections.
Voted one of America’s Top Ten Vision Correction Specialists in a nationwide survey, Dr. Robert Maloney with the Maloney Vision Institute is devoted to providing you with the latest, most advanced cataract surgery and LASIK surgery methods available. Dr. Maloney was also the recipient of the 2001 Lans Distinguished Award—an award only provided to those who have made innovative contributions to the field of vision correction surgery worldwide. Give us a call today at (310) 889-0732 for more information about the services provided by Dr. Maloney.
Last updated 5 months ago
LASIK surgery, also known as Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a minimally invasive vision correction procedure designed for individuals who are suffering from refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. However, some individuals are not eligible for LASIK surgery due to the thickness of their corneal lens or the presence of extreme refractive errors. Fortunately, the eye surgeons with the Maloney Vision Institute now offer Visian ICL. Continue reading to learn more about this procedure.
About Visian ICL
An ICL refers to an Implantable Contact Lens that is permanently placed in front of the cornea to correct vision without the need for glasses or removable contacts. The Visian Implantable Collamer Lens is a type of Phakic IOL made from a soft, foldable collagen polymeric material known as Collamer. Because your cornea is naturally composed of collagen, the Collamer material used in Visian ICL’s provide ideal optical capability and biocompatibility.
Visian ICL may be right for you if you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and are suffering from moderate-to-severe myopia, also known as nearsightedness. It is extremely important that candidates for Visian ICL procedures have not undergone other ophthalmic surgeries and are free from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and iritis.
The Visian ICL procedure provides a number of advantages over other Intraocular Contact Lenses. Not only are these lenses 100 percent biocompatible, but they are also extremely safe, require no additional maintenance, and achieve 20/20 vision. In addition, Visian ICLs can be surgically removed in the event that your visual acuity changes over time.
Find out if the Visian ICL is right for your vision correction needs by contacting the Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles at (310) 889-0732 today! Our LASIK surgeons also offer Wavefront Guided LASIK, Intralase™, PRK, Monovision Correction, Conductive Keratoplasty, Crystalens, and cataract removal. To find out more about our procedures, visit us on the Web.