410 Route 34, Suite 218
Colts Neck, NJ, 07722
Enhancing quality of life through advanced ophthalmic care
Cataract formation is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and throughout the world. A cataract forms as the natural lens of the eye gets cloudy with protein deposition, generally as an individual ages. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans have cataracts, and approximately, 70% of people above the age of 70 have cataracts. When cataracts initially develop, often the eyeglass prescription can be modified to improve vision. However, as cataracts mature, often times the only solution is surgery. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in America with a very high rate of success.
Some common symptoms of cataracts are decreased and foggy vision, glare and halos around lights, difficulty with night-driving, decreased reading vision, and difficulty performing other activities of daily living such as enjoying one’s hobbies, like golf, playing cards or crocheting.
At Eye Associates of Monmouth, our surgeon, Dr. John Ghobrial has years of experience and extensive training to diagnose and manage individuals with cataracts. He has performed over a thousand surgeries with high rate of success. With new advances in surgery, surgery is typically pain-free and visual recovery is very quick. Patients also have the option for advanced technology lens implants such as the ReSTOR multifocal lens and the AcrySof Toric lens. Dr. Ghobrial is also certified to provide femtosecond laser assisted surgery (FLACS) which is the latest innovation in modern cataract. Many patients who have been legally blind most of their lives without glasses can often read and drive without glasses after their cataract surgery!
We're located in Colts Neck, NJ. Call us today at 732-431-6688 for your cataract related needs.
The ReSTOR intra-ocular lens implant has been a phenomenal advancement in the world of cataract surgery. Only since the 1980s have intra-ocular lens implants been available for cataract surgery. Prior to the 1980s, someone undergoing cataract surgery would have to stay in the hospital for about a week after surgery, and go home with thick “coke-bottle” glasses… literally! That was because intra-ocular lenses were not available at that time.
Since the inception of intra-ocular lens implantation, many lens implants have been developed, but none has performed as wonderfully as the ReSTOR multifocal. The ReSTOR provides full range of vision and enables the individual the ability to read and drive without glasses in most cases. In fact 80-90% of patients who have had cataract surgery with ReSTOR report never wearing any form of glasses, and given the option, they would choose ReSTOR again.