Once you decide you want to see better…
- Decide on your visual goals and choose your procedure and lens with the team at Benjamin Eye.
- Undergo in office preoperative testing and measurements at your Cataract Consultation.
- A short trip to the outpatient care facility to complete your cataract procedure.
- You are on your way to clear vision starting with post op check at our office.
During Your Consultation
During your visit, in addition to the full ophthalmic examination, Dr. Benjamin will go over the risks and benefits of cataract surgery, the options available to meet your visual needs. Once your surgery is scheduled we will review all of the details and get your final examinations scheduled.
Typically, another visit is set to have biometrics performed:
- IOL Master
- Visual Field Testing
- Corneal Topography
- Corneal Pachymetry
These biometrics will assist in choosing the proper intraocular lens calculations. Logistical aspects of the surgery as well as medications are discussed.
Counseling includes a discussion of the expectations concerning best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), including pre-operative conditions that may prevent perfect results, such as age-related macular degeneration. Counseling regarding uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) may address goals of surgery, i.e. plano for distance or being left moderately nearsighted to allow near work to be performed without correction. Realistic expectations are discussed.
Patients with high amounts of astigmatism may not be able to rid themselves entirely of glasses. Discussion regarding possible treatment modalities for astigmatism, including LRI and/or Toric IOL’s.
Possible upgrade to a multifocal/accommodating lens implants may be considered if the patient desires.
Call today to schedule your cataract consultation with Dr. Benjamin 310.507.7988.