Columbus, Ohio
Cataract Surgery

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.

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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 removal 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
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
What Are Some Risk Factors for Cataract Development?

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 sustaining vision loss. 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
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • 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 treatment.

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 cataract removal. 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 IOL prescription. Because LASIK surgery can impact IOL 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 lens with an implanted IOL. 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.

How Do You Treat Cataracts?
“Knowing I had a cataract was scary enough. The thought of someone touching my eye to remove it was even scarier. I was nervous from day one, to say the least. The whole process from beginning to end was smooth going and comfortable. All my questions were answered and I was reassured every step of the way. Knowing that I soon will have to have this done again in my other eye, I am positive that I will be going back to Columbus Laser and Cataract Center.”

Michelle B.
5-Star Review

“Wow. I had a good bit of nervousness for the first cataract surgery. You know, the unknown. The staff was wonderfully reassuring and the experience was amazing. 24 hours after surgery, I was seeing perfectly with the operated on eye. Then, knowing the procedure was painless I just lay back and enjoyed the experience of the surgery on the second eye 3 weeks later. Knowing what was happening and having nothing to stress about I just went with it and 24 hours later that eye was perfect and clear as well. My vision is better than I had hoped. Doctor Beran and all of the Staff are wonderfully skilled.”

John B.
5-Star Review

“Dr. Weber performed cataract surgery on my left eye. Being a big chicken I was nervous. No worries. The staff was all very kind and supportive and the anesthesia was great. I felt very little discomfort and remember very little about the procedure. I had the corrective lens which is not covered by Medicare. The next day I went back for my follow up appointment. They removed the protective clear plastic apparatus. I could see perfectly without glasses. Can’t wait to have the right eye corrected!”

Terry N.
5-Star Review

Frequently Asked Questions

What are intraocular lenses?
With modern, surgical advancements and the development of IOLs, cataract surgery has never been more comfortable, safe, or customizable. IOLs are small, plastic devices that replace the cloudy lens after cataract surgery. There are many different kinds of IOLs, some of which correct refractive errors like astigmatism, presbyopia, myopia, or hyperopia. With the help of advanced IOLs, many patients only require minimal optical correction—or no correction at all—following cataract removal.

For more information about IOLs, 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 medicine, there’s never been a better time to undergo cataract surgery.

If you are interested in discussing the benefits of cataract treatment, call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping you obtain your healthiest eyes!

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 IOL. The procedure is quick, comfortable, and typically requires no stitches—like in the traditional method. You can read more about it here.

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