We offer an extensive ophthalmic surgical network of brands with offices throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. Our centers provide innovative surgical solutions partnered with ophthalmology practices to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients. OOMC is pleased to provide the highest level of expertise in the ophthalmic treatment space.
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A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens that impairs vision by inhibiting light’s ability to pass normally through the eye to focus on the retina. In most cases, the development of a cataract is part of the normal aging process. In fact, it is estimated that two-thirds of adults over 60 years of age have cataracts. Younger people, however, are also susceptible to cataracts, and 15-20% of Kremer’s cataract patients are under age 55. The good news is that cataract surgery usually results in complete vision rehabilitation and can be treated on an outpatient basis. Kremer Eye Center participates with most insurance providers.
The specialists at Kremer Eye Center perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. If each eye has a cataract, typically the surgeries are scheduled two weeks apart from each other.
We communicate with your optometrist and PCP to provide seamless and consistently high-quality care.
We’re always committed to treating your eyes to the latest in premium lenses.
By offering the most advanced cataract surgery available, the cataract specialists at Kremer Eye Center can eliminate injections and stitches, accelerate recovery times and quickly restore your vision. We can often address other vision disorders while performing your cataract surgery, including astigmatism and near vision problems.
The time to remove a cataract is when it interferes with your vision. Typical cataract symptoms include a gradual decrease in vision over time, difficulty reading, watching TV and driving at night. Contrary to popular belief, a cataract does not have to become "ripe" before being removed.
Since 1980, Kremer has remained dedicated to providing the most advanced cataract treatments available, tailored to each individual.
Advanced lens implants such as a multifocal lens implant can reduce or eliminate your need for reading glasses and/or distance glasses after cataract surgery. Compared to traditional single-focus lens implants, advanced lenses are designed to provide an expanded range of vision. Kremer Eye Center cataract specialists were among the first in the region to use these advanced lenses. Your surgeon will help you choose the best lens for your needs.
The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is a revolutionary intraocular lens that allows the power of the lens to be adjusted after surgical implantation. The newest model of the LAL, originally approved by the FDA in 2017, is now available. We continue to embrace new and innovative technology to support you and your patients.
The LAL contains photosensitive macromers embedded in the matrix of the lens and upon exposure of the lens to a specially designed ultraviolet (UV) light source following surgery the macromeres polymerize and change the shape and power of the lens. Uncorrected acuity of 20/25 or better can be achieved in over 90% of patients! The lens is the perfect option for patients who want the highest degree of precision in post-operative refractive outcomes and for post refractive surgery patients where IOL calculations with traditional lens implants have been imperfect. Once implanted the lens can be adjusted up to 3.0D of cylinder and 2.0 D of sphere. While multifocal adjustments are not today approved, mini-monovision corrections can be reliably achieved. Adjustments are made about 3 weeks following surgery typically in two sessions followed by a “lock in” session once the desired refractive outcome is achieved.
Some important details:
Good candidates are patients who desire the highest degree of precision in postoperative refractive outcomes and post refractive surgery patients. The patient must be able to dilate to 7mm and attend adjustment sessions. The following patients are not good candidates:
The lens contains a UV light absorbing coating on the anterior surface to minimize the effect of ambient UV light on the lens until the final lock in session. Patients are required to wear provided UV blocking sunglasses to further protect the lens until lock in. The exposure of the lens to other UV light sources could potentially lead to uncontrolled refractive changes.
For more information on the LAL please visit RxSight.com
Many cataract patients also have astigmatism, further reducing their visual clarity. The astigmatism can be treated with either an advanced technology laser or a toric lens implant at the same time as your cataract is removed.
In some patients, after cataract surgery has been performed, the lens capsule may become cloudy. Kremer Eye Center surgeons will then use a YAG laser to make a small opening in the center of the cloudy capsule to restore visual clarity. The entire procedure is generally painless and can be performed in seconds while you sit upright in a chair at the surgical center.
If you’d like to learn more about the different types of cataracts and their treatment options, visit the cataract treatment page on our parent website.
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