Jeffrey E. Siegal, MD, PA. Ophthalmology

Cataracts by Cataract Surgeon Delray Beach Florida 33446

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are the result of normal aging of the lens in the eye which is located behind the pupil and colored iris. They occur slowly and usual become visually disabiling requiring removal by the patient’s mid 70s.

Cataract Surgeon Delray Beach Florida 33446

Cataract Treatment Options

Cataract surgery is usually performed in a surgery center or hospital out-patient center. It is performed either using a femto-second laser or phaco-emulsifier using ultrasound energy. The surgery usually takes under 15 minutes and patients can expect visual improvement within 12-24 hours.

Advances in Cataract surgery

Cataract Surgeon Delray Beach Florida 33446Cataract surgery is the most successfully performed surgery in the USA with over 4 million cases per year.  Cataracts develop in everyone due to aging of the lens of the eye. It causes the clean lens to become cloudy interfering with the function of the eye. Symptoms of cataracts including glare from oncoming lights, hazy vision and the inability of reading fine print. The decision to remove a cataract should be made between  the patient and physician in all cases where the benefits of removal outweigh the risks.

In the past, ophthalmologist removed the cloudy lens and replaced it with a monofocal implant (IOL) and the patient was given a prescription for new bifocals. Today, eye surgeons have better technology implants that correct pre-existing astigmatism and can correct presbyopia ( the inability to read without glasses).

Expanded range of vision implants, such as the Crystalens IOL and the Tecnis multifocal IOL have been shown to improve the range of vision after cataract surgery minimizing the need for corrective glasses and some no longer wear glasses at all.

Why choose us?

My practice specializes in performing advanced cataract surgery including astigmatism correcting implants and presbyopia correcting implants. My patients are amazed by the improvement in their vision compared to their vision prior to cataract surgery.

Dr. Siegal has been practicing in the Delray Beach/ Boynton Beach area since 1989. He received his board certification in 1991 and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellow in the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Siegal has performed thousands of surgeries and has been implanting these high technology implants for over 10 years.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment for an evaluation of your cataracts and see if you would be a good candidate for these advanced technology lens implants and enjoy vision like you always wanted.

Contact us today for an evaluation by calling (561) 495-8558 and speak to our staff who will gladly accommodate you.

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