Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions. They occur when your eye's lens becomes cloudy due to the aging process. This causes light to scatter instead of focusing properly on the retina. If left untreated, cataracts will result in blurry vision. Your cataract symptoms will become progressively worse as your eye's lens becomes cloudier.
Fortunately, cataract eye surgery is a safe and effective way to restore clear vision. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the benefits of cataract surgery include 40% lower mortality rate for patients who have the surgery, 16% decrease in the odds of having a hip fracture after surgery, and a 13% decrease in the odds of having a car accident after having cataract surgery. The best way to determine whether cataract surgery is the right option for you is to speak with Dr. Chris Walton in person. Please call 251-581-7484 to schedule a consultation and cataract diagnosis at our Mobile ophthalmology office.
Laser Cataract Surgery with the Most Advanced Laser Technology Available
Dr. Walton offers laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® laser system. LenSx is the most advanced laser technology used for cataract surgery. It offers you the following benefits compared with other cataract surgery techniques:
- Creates arcuate incisions in the cornea to correct astigmatism
- Uses a computer-controlled, bladeless laser to make the primary and secondary incision to enter the eye
- Computer mapping of your eye provides for a 100% customized procedure
- Helps break the cataract up so that Dr. Walton only needs to use minimal power to perform the surgery
- Faster recovery time and better outcome than other cataract surgery techniques
The high levels of precision achieved with the LenSx laser ensure you receive the best possible cataract surgery results. Very few ophthalmologists in the Mobile area have the training necessary to use LenSx technology.
Premium Intraocular Lens (IOL) Options
Cataract surgery restores clear vision by replacing your eye's clouded lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Dr. Walton not only uses the most advanced laser technology for your procedure; he also offers some of the finest quality IOLs.
Dr. Walton offers the following premium IOL options:
One of these premium IOLs is always used in conjunction with laser cataract eye surgery. This ensures you will achieve the best possible vision correction after your procedure.
Please contact Dr. Chris Walton today to schedule a consultation and cataract diagnosis. We serve patients in Mobile, Alabama, and the nearby Gulf Coast area.