Meet the Best Cataract Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Robin Beran and Dr. Aaron Weber!
At Columbus Laser & Cataract Center, our world-class specialists are cataract surgery experts. Whether you have advanced or early cataracts, Dr. Beran and Dr. Weber are highly qualified to treat you with the expert care you deserve. Thanks to our dedicated specialists, we were named the Best Cataract Surgery Practice by the Columbus Dispatch. With 50 years of combined experience, thousands of happy patients, and numerous board certifications, Dr. Beran and Dr. Weber are ready to provide you with life-changing cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What Are Cataracts?
A natural change from aging, cataracts develop when the lens of the eye gradually becomes cloudy. Over time, this clouding can reduce image clarity and the amount of light that passes through the lens, leading to visual impairment. Though common, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide.
Fortunately, with prompt, advanced treatment, we can remove cataracts, restore your vision, and even correct a variety of refractive errors—all in one procedure. With a national success rate of over 99%, cataract surgery could be the next step in your journey to clearer, healthier vision.
What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. Symptoms may progress slowly, so you should visit your eye doctor annually to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. There are several kinds of cataracts, including subcapsular, nuclear, and cortical varieties—each of which has different symptoms, timelines, and causes. The most common indications of cataract development include the following:
- Blurry, cloudy vision
- Spots in your vision
- Sensitivity to glare and bright lights
- Difficulty driving and seeing at night
- Less colorful vision
- Poor depth perception
- A temporary improvement in near vision
It is important to treat cataracts as soon as they become an apparent medical issue. Although they may seem harmless, the sooner cataract surgery is conducted, the better the final visual correction can be for the patient. Furthermore, untreated cataracts can result in devastating injuries and health consequences. Cataracts can lead to legal blindness, glaucoma, and even total blindness if left for too long, and it is impossible to predict how quickly cataracts will worsen. If you believe you might be experiencing a cataract, it is important to contact us quickly to see if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery.
What Are Some Risk Factors for Cataract Development?
Though you cannot prevent your eyes from aging, it is possible to delay the onset of cataracts through healthy lifestyle choices. With regular preventative eye care, including visits with your eye doctor, you can reduce your risk of needing vision correction procedures in the future. These appointments are especially important if you have any of the following risk factors:
- Advanced age
- UV ray exposure and damage
- A history of smoking
- Previous eye injuries
- Long-term steroid use
- High blood pressure
- Heavy alcohol consumption
While you may not be able to control all of your cataract risk factors, it is crucial that you proactively care for your eyes. If you are at an elevated risk for cataract development, annual eye appointments will allow you to better monitor your eye health and identify issues early enough for the most successful treatments.
How Do You Treat Cataracts?
Surgery is the only way to remove cataracts. If you are interested in cataract removal, our surgeons will meet with you to discuss your unique eye needs and vision goals. During this consultation, we will determine whether cataract removal is right for you based on your current health. Since some chronic conditions can impact the results of your eye surgery, we may recommend that you treat an issue, like dry eye, before undergoing surgical procedures. However, if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery, we’ll move forward, choosing the intraocular lens (IOL) that is best suited for your lifestyle and goals before custom-selecting it to your prescription.
For the post-LASIK cataract patient, we provide additional, specialized care when we determine your intraocular lens prescription. Because LASIK surgery can impact intraocular lens calculations, it is crucial that you entrust your eyes to a surgeon who is a specialist in both LASIK and cataract treatments. Having performed thousands of LASIK and cataract procedures, we provide post-LASIK cataract patients with the specialized care necessary for clear vision.
Cataract removal is micro-incisional, boasting a quick recovery and a comfortable experience. During surgery, our specialists pulverize the cataract, remove it from the eye, and then replace the natural lens with an implanted intraocular lens. The entire process takes only 10 minutes per eye, during which you are under intravenous sedation with a topical or local anesthetic. Within a few days, you’ll notice improvements to your vision as your eye heals. And soon afterward, you’ll enjoy the clear, cataract-free vision you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are intraocular lenses?
With modern surgical advancements and the development of intraocular lenses (IOLs), cataract surgery has never been more comfortable, safe, or customizable. Intraocular lenses are small, plastic devices that replace the cloudy lens after cataract surgery. There are many different kinds of intraocular lenses, some of which correct refractive errors like astigmatism, presbyopia, myopia, or hyperopia. With the help of advanced intraocular lenses, many patients only require minimal optical correction—or no correction at all—following cataract surgery.
For more information about intraocular lenses, their benefits, and how they could improve your vision, click here.
Why choose cataract surgery?
Vision is necessary for independent, confident living. By removing cataracts before they progress to advanced stages, you’ll enjoy your best visual outcome, a simple recovery, and improved quality of life. With modern advancements in vision correction procedures, there’s never been a better time to undergo cataract surgery.
If you are interested in discussing the benefits of cataract procedures, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping you obtain your healthiest eyes and new-and-improved laser vision through cataract surgery!
What is laser cataract surgery?
Laser cataract surgery involves many of the same steps as traditional cataract surgery. However, during laser cataract surgery, surgeons use a laser to make the initial incision in the cornea and the capsule before using laser energy to soften the cataract. Then, like traditional cataract surgery, surgeons remove the lens and replace it with an intraocular lens. The procedure is quick, comfortable, and typically requires no stitches—like the traditional method. You can read more about laser vision correction here.
Your Columbus Ohio Cataracts Specialists
We are proud to provide the Columbus Ohio community with both cataract surgery and laser vision correction procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and we can discuss your eye surgery options. Columbus Laser & Cataract Center makes cataract surgery and laser vision correction easy!