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Cataract Surgery Specialist

Marano Eye Care

Ophthalmology & Cataract & Corneal Surgeons located in Denville, NJ, Livingston, NJ & Newark, NJ

Each year, about three million Americans undergo cataract surgery to prevent vision loss. This quick, outpatient procedure can safely address changes to your eye’s natural lens, making it easier to see, drive, and read. At Marano Eye Care, Matthew Marano Jr., MD, Sanjai Jalaj, MD, and Edward Decker, MD, offer Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLCS) with presbyopia and astigmatism correcting lenses. This advanced technique is safe, accurate, and capable of refining your vision. To schedule an appointment at the Denville, Livingston, or Newark, New Jersey, office, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or book online today.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that removes the natural lens of your eye and replaces it with an artificial one.

At Marano Eye Care, the team performs cataract surgery using medical-grade lasers. Laser cataract surgery is safer and quicker than traditional open techniques. In addition, it allows for less downtime and a speedier recovery. 

What does cataract surgery do?

Cataract surgery is used to treat cataracts, a medical condition that clouds the lens of your eye, resulting in blurry vision. Most cataracts form slowly over an extended period. If they interfere with your quality of life, surgical intervention may be necessary.

When considering if cataract surgery will benefit you, the team at Marano Eye Care recommends asking the following:

  • Do bright lights make it difficult to see?
  • Do vision problems affect your independence?
  • Do you struggle to read books or watch TV?
  • Does your vision affect your ability to work or drive?

If you answered “yes” to any of these inquiries, don’t wait to make an appointment.

What does laser cataract surgery involve?

The team at Marano Eye Care performs Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with the blade-less Alcon LenSx® Laser. Prior to treatment, the team administers a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort. After the anesthesia sets in, your provider uses a powerful, computer-controlled microscope to take high-resolution images of your eyes.

Your provider uses these images to develop a highly customized surgical plan tailored to your individual needs. They use targeted laser energy to make a series of microscopic incisions in your cornea and then soften and break up your damaged lens. Once the lens is in pieces, they suction it out and replace it with an intraocular lens.

The team at Marano Eye Care offers several types of intraocular lenses, including those made by Symfony®, PanOptix®, and Vivity™.

In most cases, laser cataract surgery takes 15-20 minutes. Have a friend or family member pick you up because you won’t be able to drive following treatment.

What are the benefits of laser cataract surgery?

Laser cataract surgery offers a variety of benefits over traditional cataract surgery, including:

  • Better outcomes
  • Improved safety
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • Refined vision
  • Less downtime

Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that most people achieve 20/20 vision following laser cataract surgery.

To see if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery, request a consultation at Marano Eye Care. Call the nearest office to speak with a member of the administrative staff or book online today.