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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center is proud to offer the LenSx® Laser System, a bladeless advanced technology bringing a new level of precision to cataract surgery

Dropless Cataract Surgery

A new advanced procedure to reudce or eliminate the need for eyedrops after cataract surgery

iStent: Glaucoma treatment during cataract surgery

Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center is now implanting the iStent® - the smallest medical device to treat your glaucoma at the time of cataract surgery

Facial Aesthetic Center

Visions of Beauty of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center

Cataract Surgery

 

A cataract is an opacity (cloudiness) which occurs in the lens of the eye. The lens is a natural tissue within the eye that is responsible for focusing light onto the retina. Normally, we are born with crystal clear lenses. Over time, the lens turns yellow due to the natural aging process. As the cloudiness progresses, the vision becomes more and more impaired, eventually resulting in the need for cataract surgery. Other causes of cataracts include; metabolic changes, injury, various forms of radiation, toxic chemicals and certain drugs. If we live long enough, we will all eventually develop cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in adults age 60 or older.

Modern cataract surgery is a quick outpatient procedure performed at our state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center correcting your vision with little discomfort and rapid return to normal activities. There have been many technological advancements in cataract surgery over the past few years, which translates to added patient benefits, including improved visual outcomes and faster recoveries. Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center is proud to be on the forefront of these advancements and offer our patients the best possible technologies, practices and services to improve your potential for best-possible vision.

 

Call the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center at 724-228-2982 to consult with a surgeon about your options for cataract treatment.