A cataract is a condition in which the natural crystalline lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. Although there is a wide variety (congenital cataracts, traumatic cataracts, diabetic cataracts) cataracts are generally age related and progress over time. A cataract is ready for surgical intervention when vision is no longer corrected with the use of prescription glasses. You might be a candidate for cataract surgery if you have blurred vision, difficulty with night time activities, and difficulty carrying out your daily activities.
At Visione360, our highly trained team will strive to meet your needs when you are ready for Refractive Cataract Surgery. Dr. Dennis Reiter will customize a cataract treatment plan to suit your lifestyle.
The most common type of lens for cataract surgery is the basic monofocal lens. Covered by most insurance plans, the monofocal lens will give a patient the ability to see at distance, but the patient may still require prescription glasses for near reading. If a patient has high astigmatism, prescription glasses may be necessary at all times.
REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY
Refractive cataract surgery takes cataract surgery to a new level. Basic cataract surgery provides a patient the ability to see at a distance, at Visione360, our team works to achieve a patients visual goals. Is distance vision right for you? Is near vision your goal? Would you like the ability to see at distance and near with limited use or no use of corrective glasses? Fill out our Refractive Cataract Surgery Questionnaire to find out if you are a candidate. Please fill out our VISIONE360, REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY QUESTIONAIRE (click here to download).
For patients with a high astigmatism, an option is the Toric Intraocular Lens. A Toric lens will accommodate for the irregularity of the cornea, and allow a patient the opportunity to see at distance without the use of prescription glasses for cylindrical accommodation. Although cataract surgery will be covered by most insurances, the Toric lens option is an elective procedure. Contact our office to find out if you are a candidate for the Toric lens.
For patients without a high astigmatism, the RESTOR lens may be the best option. RESTOR is a multifocal lens option that accommodates for both distance and near vision, and can potentially provide a patient the freedom from prescription glasses. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and find out if the RESTOR lens is right for you.
Droopy eyelids are caused by a medical condition known as Ptosis. Ptosis occurs when the upper eye lid or eye brow drops and decreases peripheral vision. Cosmetic or medical necessary surgical procedures can be used to resolve Ptosis. When impairing vision, ptosis can be corrected as a medical claim through various surgical techniques. Dr. Dennis Reiter is a fellowship trained Oculoplastic Surgeon with a deep history of Ptosis repair techniques.
BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)
Ptosis can also be caused by the excess of unwanted skin or fat weighing down the lid margin. Not typically covered by insurance, blepharoplasty repair involves the surgical removal of the unwanted skin or fat. Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty can help a patient achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance.
Visione360 is pleased to be the first facility in El Paso to offer a non-invasive, no down time, anti-aging treatment. Ultherapy® is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. Ultherapy, which was recently FDA approved for the neck and chin line, harnesses your body’s natural processes in order to build new collagen. Collagen is a naturally produced protein which is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. The treatment combats one of the most dreaded signs of aging, which is sometimes known as “turkey neck”. With just one Ultherapy treatment, the lifting process is initiated, but the effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months as new, stronger collagen is created. Further improvements can appear up to six months following the procedure, as the collagen-building process continues to lift the skin
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