Cataract surgery is the most common eye surgery performed in the United States. At Inland Eye Specialists we offer the most advanced techniques for removing cataracts. A cataract occurs when the natural lens inside the eye turns cloudy. This usually occurs as part of the aging process, but sometimes a cataract can develop in younger individuals as well. The opacity caused by the cataract scatters the light entering the eye that would normally come to focus on the retina to provide a clear image. Cataracts can also cause glare, halos, "filmy" vision, blurring, and alter color perception.
Modern cataract surgery involves removing the cataract through a very small opening (3.5 mm or less), and replacing the cloudy lens with a clear plastic implant. The lens implants are made of acrylic, silicone, or other types of inert plastic that remain indefinitely in the eye. Furthermore, our doctors use microsurgical techniques that usually eliminate the need for any shots or stitches. This means that vision recovery is much quicker, and you can go back to most of your normal activities the next day.
A proper evaluation for cataracts begins with a complete eye examination as it is important to rule out any other underlying eye disorders. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, your doctor will discuss your treatment. IED offers advanced lifestyle len implants that will often reduce your dependence on glasses.
Cataract surgeries are performed at our AAAHC accredited Inland Surgery Center. The experienced staff takes care of making you comfortable while making the preparations for surgery. Topical anesthetic (drops) are applied along with drops to dilate the eyes. The actual surgical procedure is relatively short (10-15 minutes). First, the area around the eye is carefully cleaned and a sterile drape is applied. The surgeon uses a specialized ultrasound to reduce the cataract to microscopic particles (phacoemulsification) which are then irrigated out of the eye. Our Alcon Infinity and Abbott Signature systems are the most advanced machines available in the United States for cataract treatment. Lasers are routinely used in a variety of other eye surgeries, but their effectiveness for cataract removal has not been fully established. The lens implant is then carefully folded and placed in the eye. The lens is positioned in the same anatomic location from which the natural lens was removed. The eye is then given medicated drops to initiate the healing process.
After surgery you will go home the same day, and may resume most normal activities the following day. Antibiotic and steroid drops are used for a few weeks after the surgery to encourage the healing process. If necessary, new glasses are prescribed 1-3 weeks after surgery. If a patient has cataracts in both eyes, the second eye can be done as soon as one week after the first eye in most cases.
Cataract patients now have an option for excellent near and far vision after cataract surgery! Previously, individuals suffering from cataracts had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. New multifocal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery and give you a much broader range of vision. If you are seeking IOL lens options in Temecula, consult one of our qualified and experienced Inland Eye Specialists' surgeons to help you see better!Cataract Surgery
We aim to help you with any cost issues that patients may have if you are considering LASIK eye surgery. If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation. Inland Eye Specialists offers financing on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments with no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.Patient Financing
Find out if you are LASIK candidate. Take our LASIK self-evaluation test and you will be contacted by one of our LASIK coordinators to discuss your candidacy. If you meet the requirements of our test we will suggest an in person pre-operative eye exam.All-Laser LASIK
We offer over 4,000 high-quality frames to choose from and utilize the latest in lens technology. At Inland Eye Specialists, we also have a full-service optical lab on the premises, which allows us to fill your optical prescription quickly and accurately. We also dispense all types of contact lenses at competitive prices.Optical Shop