Astigmatism is a common eye disorder caused by an uneven shape of the cornea or the lens of the eye, resulting in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts, on the other hand, are a common age-related eye problem that may make it difficult to see well. Cataract surgery is a common operation used to replace the clouded lens of the eye with a lens implant. There are, however, specialized lenses available for people with astigmatism that may treat both the cataract and the astigmatism, resulting in sharper vision. Dr. Cohen has done thousands of these surgeries, helping improve both vision and quality of life.
The severity of astigmatism, the patient’s age and lifestyle, and their general eye health all play a role in selecting the best astigmatism-correcting lens for cataract surgery. At the Cohen Eye Institute, we will examine your unique eyes and discuss with you in detail the options that are most suitable for your eyes’ condition.
"I was 43 years old and had developed cataracts. I am a detective in Middlesex County and need my vision all the time for reading house numbers, license plates and identifying people. The cataracts began making my job more difficult. After being told by multiple doctors that I was too young for the surgery and nobody wanted to touch it, I finally saw Dr. Cohen. He did my cataract surgery with ease and the results were like night and day. I couldn’t ask for anything better."
"I always wanted to wait to have my cataract surgery because I was nervous, but after seeing Dr. Cohen, my mind was put at ease and I proceeded with his recommendation in having my cataracts removed. After having my surgery, I can now say all my anxiety was for nothing. The surgery was quick and painless, and I am not wearing glasses for the first time since 4th grade. I am very happy with my decision."
"I am an optometrist and chose Dr. Cohen for my cataract surgery with a multifocal lens implant because over the last 20 years of knowing him and referring many of my patients to him, he never made a mistake. I didn't feel a thing during the surgery. I couldn't be happier with my vision. I am happy with my choice of lens and excited that I never have to have anything done again!"
"The lens that I had placed into my eyes allow me to see both far away, and I can read extremely closely without a problem, and I can see at a distance extremely well. There’s no issue with me transitioning from seeing something very close to seeing something very far. The surgery had a dramatic impact on my life. The moment I rolled out of the surgery room, I could already see very, very clearly. "
"I’m 78 years old. Before the surgery, I couldn’t see to drive. The surgery was relatively easy. Recovery was very quick, wearing dark glasses for a day or two really didn’t bother me until my eyes came back to normal from dilation. I had no pain, no discomfort. Within two weeks I was better than normal. It’s a miracle."