Ophthalmology Office in Seattle
Refractive cataract surgery can put an end to the cloudy and blurred vision that you've been experiencing as a result of advanced cataracts. At our ophthalmology office in Seattle
, we understand that when you can't see well, it has a negative impact on your entire life. Everything you do, from driving to walking; reading to watching TV; working to participating in your favorite sports, becomes challenging or even impossible. And if your special prescription eyeglasses or contacts are no longer sufficient to correct the difficulties, Dr. Cowen has a safe, effective, and exciting solution for you.
The point of refractive cataract surgery is to free you of the burden that poor vision has caused you. Cataracts are the result of a protein buildup on your eye lenses. Initially, it may cause no change to your vision at all. But as it progresses, you begin to notice that your eyesight is compromised to some degree. The corrective lenses that are prescribed to mitigate the problem will work for a while. In some cases, many years. But eventually, you will most likely reach a point where you are simply not able to see at the level that you want and need to, even with glasses or contacts. Our ophthalmology office in Seattle
is here to help.
Since this disease cannot be cured and there is no way to remove the protein buildup from the lenses themselves, the only viable solution is the removal of your natural eye lenses completely. This takes away the obstacles to your vision, but without your natural lenses, you cannot focus properly. Therefore, as part of the same process, our ophthalmology office in Seattle
will place new prosthetic eye lenses, called intraocular lens implants (IOL) in your eyes to take the place of your old ones. And because they are multifocal, you will be able to see with impressive sharpness and clarity at all distances: far way, up close, and even in the intermediate range. It's a true return of your independence and a remarkable way to restore your vision to a point where you may have thought it could never be again.
Dr Sheldon Cowen
515 Minor Avenue, Ste 160
Seattle, Washington 98104
By Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen
September 9, 2016