Patient Procedures at Empire Eye

Laser Cataract Surgery

Empire Eye Physicians was the first practice in the Inland Northwest to offer patients the new standard in precision cataract surgery with laser-assisted cataract surgery.

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and for most people, cataracts are part of the aging process. They can also be caused by an injury to the eye, a disease process, medications, or even longterm exposure to sunlight. Not all cataracts require surgery. However, if the cataract is causing blurred vision and difficulty performing daily tasks, it is time to consider surgery. During cataract surgery, the cataract (cloudy lens) is removed from the eye and replaced by an Intraocular Lens (IOL) or artificial lens.

Laser-assisted cataract surgery is a more advanced way to perform cataract surgery and is used to improve your vision and decrease the need for glasses. During the procedure, your surgeon will use the laser to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. The laser is used to make small corneal corrections for astigmatism, an irregularly shaped cornea which causes distorted and blurry vision. Energy from the laser is used to break the cataract up into small pieces so it can be more easily removed.

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Procedure Benefits

  • Highly customized treatment using advanced 3D imaging
  • More precise treatment
  • Gentler and easier cataract removal with less ultrasound energy
  • More options for astigmatism correction

What is Your Vision Goal?

Monofocal IOL’s are used to restore vision at one area of focus, typically distance. Postoperatively, glasses and bifocals are expected to be needed at all times, to see the very best.

Multifocal IOL’s provide high-quality distance and near vision, and are designed to increase freedom from glasses. Postoperatively, patients typically wear glasses for intermediate vision. Halos around lights at night are expected, and diminish in 3-6 months for most patients.

Extended Depth of Focus IOL’s provide high-quality continuous distance and intermediate vision, and are designed to increase freedom
from glasses. Postoperatively, patients typically need readers for small print. Halos around lights are expected and diminish in 3-6 months for most patients.

Learn More About Cataract Surgery

Offering the new standard in precision cataract surgery with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

At our state-of-the-art surgery center, we provide comfortable, highly customized cataract procedures with precision not achievable with traditionalmanual techniques.

– Christina ARTIST / CATARACT SURGERY PATIENT
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LASIK is a surgical procedure of the front surface eye tissue developed to improve vision.

Our facility is designed to comfort patients in a professional setting. We offer you a remarkable combination of advanced surgical skill and state-of-the-art medical laser technology.

– Rebecca iLASIK PATIENT
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