Cataract Surgery at Triad Eye Institute
What is a Cataract?
Your eye’s lenses are comprised of mostly water and protein and that protein can bind together as we age. This clump of protein forms a cloudy area over the lens making it difficult to see. By age 60, nearly half the population will have at least one eye affected by a cataract. Cataracts develop slowly over time and are painless. If left untreated, a cataract can lead to blindness in the affected eye.
LenSx® Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Triad Eye Institute is proud to be Oklahoma’s FIRST LenSx® Cataract Surgery Provider!
Just like no two people are the same, your eyes are unique to you and you alone. That’s why each eye must be carefully measured, mapped and prepared for cataract surgery. That preparation is now more customized and precise with the LenSx® laser from Alcon.
Monofocal Intraocular Lenses
For patients with cataracts in both eyes, a Monofocal Intraocular Lenses may provide the most benefit. A monofocal IOL is an intraocular lens with a fixed focus for one distance. A cataract doctor may select monofocal IOLs that are for near focus, for mid-distance focus, or for distant focus. Only one of these three can be selected and the focus will not change after surgery.
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
Advances in lens technology and new FDA approvals have provided more lens options for patients seeking multifocal capabilities. With a Multifocal Intraocular Lens, patients can experience excellent vision up close, far away and at every point in between.
Toric Intraocular Lenses
Toric Intraocular Lenses are designed to correct a patient’s astigmatism. These lenses are often considered as “special” or “premium” because they provide multiple vision enhancing benefits.
Toric lenses are designed to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the time of surgery and provide distance vision, but require the use of glasses for reading.
The most common complication of cataract surgery is clouding of the part of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after surgery, called posterior capsule opacification. If the cloudiness affects your vision, you may choose to have a laser surgery called YAG posterior capsulotomy to correct this problem.
Meet Dr. Conley
Ryan P. Conley, D.O. is fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist who preforms advanced cataract surgery. In 2012, Dr. Conley preformed Oklahoma’s first LenSx® laser-assisted cataract removal procedure.
He also performs the KAMRA Inlay treatment, iLASIK blade-free vision correction, refractive lens implant surgery and various cornea transplant procedures.
Dr. Conley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, and Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.