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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye.

Symptoms of Cataract:

Treating Cataracts:

Immature cataracts can often be managed with eyeglasses, magnifying lenses and good lighting. When these no longer help and the cataract interferes with daily activities, surgery will be necessary to remove the cloudy lens. Dr. Benson has performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries and uses the latest methods.

Dr. Benson uses only state-of-the-art intraocular lenses. These lenses are folded and placed in the eye through the small incision.

Major advances have been made in the visual restoration following cataract surgery with intraocular lenses.

The first recent advance is the use of aspheric intraocular lenses. These are called "NT" (new technology) lenses. These lenses cost more, but give better night vision because of the optics that kick in when the pupil is dilated. These are such an important part to the visual restoration.

Some people have unusual amounts of astigmatism. Intraocular lenses are available to correct this astigmatism. These are called "Premium" intraocular lenses.

Some people want to see without glasses both at a distance and at near. There are various ways to accomplish this.

One way is to use a monovision type of set up, where in one eye is focused for near, and the dominant eye is focused for distance. Some people

do remarkably well with this setup. To see if you might be a candidate for this setup we can try some special contact lenses which mimic the vision

you might have with monovision.

Multifocal lenses are a premium IOL which allow some people to see both near and far without glasses. These work by having a part of the lens focused at near, part at the intermediate, and part for distance. All distances are focused at the same time. With these lenses you never see any one distance perfectly clearly, since at the same time some of the focus is at other distances. With these lenses are is an adjustment period when you get used to this new type of vision.

And finally there are true accommodating IOLs. These are also premium IOLs. These lenses actually change shape as you accommodate. They probably give the

most natural vision, but at the present time the accommodative magnitude is limited.

We charge $1500.00 more for all premium IOLs.