Cataracts are a natural clouding of the lens of the eye, resulting in blurred vision. A very common condition, occurring in 91% of Americans aged 75 and over, cataracts can be treated with an innovative laser surgery or ultrasound-based extraction performed at Northeastern Eye Institute’s state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) by one of Northeastern Eye Institute’s experienced Board-certified eye surgeons.
For more information about cataract treatment, please call Northeastern Eye Institute today at (800) 844-6315 for a personalized consultation at one of our 15 convenient office locations.
Also known as phaco-emulsification, cataract extraction from Northeastern Eye Institute is an outpatient procedure that requires no stitches and allows most patients to return home the same day as surgery. Cataract surgery offered at our ambulatory surgical center (ASC) is very successful in restoring vision, and is among one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States.
Nearly two million cataract surgeries are performed each year, with over 90% of patients regaining excellent vision.
Custom Laser Cataract Surgery
A computerized laser is used to make highly precise incisions in your eye. The use of a laser significantly increases the accuracy of these incisions compared with blade-created incisions used in traditional cataract surgery techniques. As a result, our ophthalmologists are able to carefully measure and map out the unique properties of your eyes prior to your surgery, ensuring a truly customized procedure.
Replacement of the Clouded Lens
During the cataract procedure, our Board-certified ophthalmologists will remove your clouded lens and, in most cases, replace it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens known as an IOL. An IOL is generally covered by your insurance.
Advanced Lens Implants
Each year, newer and more advanced IOLs are being developed to make the procedure even less complicated than it is now, and to offer even better results for patients. As the leading provider of cataract extraction surgery in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and northeastern Pennsylvania region, Northeastern Eye Institute uses premier IOLs available including the Toric lens, Tecnis, RESTOR and Crystalens.
These are also known as premium lens implants or in some cases multi-focal IOLs. These are the IOLs NEI currently uses:
Advanced or premium lens implants or multi-focal IOLs can eliminate or greatly reduce the need for distance and near vision including reading ability for post-cataract patients. However, such premium lenses are not covered by insurance. Your cataract surgeon will discuss this option with you during your eye exam and consultation.
What to Expect from Our Cataract Service
It is imperative to get screened early for cataract surgery in order to achieve the best possible results and avoid complications. At Northeastern Eye Institute, cataract surgery is performed by the following surgeons:
- Jerome W. Jordan, MD, FACS
- Mary J. Boland Frattali, MD, FACS
- Arthur J. Jordan Jr., DO
- William Jordan Jr., DO
- Thomas S. Boland, MD
- Christopher S. Jordan, MD
Contact Northeastern Eye Institute today for cataract screening and state-of-the-art cataract surgery performed by our experienced ophthalmologists. Call toll-free (800) 844-6315 or our primary office in Scranton at (570) 342-3145.