Cataract Treatment in East Stroudsburg and Northeastern PA
Cataracts develop when natural proteins produced by the eye collect on the eye’s lens over time, causing natural clouding of the lens as a person ages. This results in blurry vision, and many patients have difficulty reading, seeing at night, and distinguishing colors. Although cataracts are unpreventable and irreversible, the talented doctors at Pocono Eye Associates, Inc. provide ophthalmology services to treat patients with cataracts.
Advanced Technology Lens Implants
Until recently, nearly everyone received the same type of Intra Ocular Lens Implant (IOL) for cataracts, but today, there are advanced lens choices that offer more options than ever before. New IOLs, such as Acrysof® IQ Restor® Multifocal, can treat cataracts and correct additional vision problems, offering excellent near, intermediate, and distance vision—even without glasses or contacts.
Pocono Eye Associates, Inc. also offers the Acrysof® IQ Toric IOL for correcting astigmatism. This advanced monofocal lens is designed to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the time of surgery, for clear distance vision without the need for glasses. However, most patients still need corrective lenses for reading.
Cataract surgery is a quick outpatient procedure that removes the cloudy natural lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens. To begin the surgery, patients are given a light sedative and anesthetic eye drops. When the eye is completely numb, the doctor places an eyelid holder to keep the eye open. Next, the doctor makes a tiny incision in the eye and removes the lens. The IOL is then inserted and rotated into place. Stitches are usually not necessary since the incision is self-sealing.
Lens Replacement with IOLs
IOLs (intraocular lenses) can be a life-changing option for cataract patients since they replace the clouded natural lens with a state-of-the-art artificial one. IOLs mimic the natural lens by bending and flexing to refract light onto the retina. We offer numerous types of IOLs, and your doctor can help you find the right one for your eyes so you can once again have crisp, clear vision. To learn more about IOLs or cataract surgery, call Pocono Eye Associates, Inc. at 570-421-8842, and schedule an appointment at a location near you.
I had a traumatic injury to my eye and called to be seen on an emergency basis on a Friday despite that I wasn't an established client. The receptionist was kind and thorough. The office was clean, and the doctor and technical staff were very professional. There was very little wait-time on both my initial and follow-up visits. Highly recommended.
If I hadn't gone to them I'd still be wearing glasses. First ophthalmologist I saw didn't even tell me that there were toric implants that correct my astigmatism available for my cataract surgery. Thank goodness for Pocono Eye!
The service here was really great! The doctor was very cautious about dilating my eyes once he discovered I have narrow angles, which made me felt I was in good hands. Would highly recommend!
I have never had an issue here. I've been going numerous years now. Even when they did not accept my insurance I would come here. I have pressure issues with my eyes and they have been amazing with keeping it in check. The turn around with the nurses is high now but what matters to me is the Dr. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Negvesky.
I have been going here for years. Both Dr. Young and Dr. Pyle are great. Very knowledgeable. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my eyes!
I came in to have my eye glases adjusted and a lense put back in place. They had everything done in 15 minutes, we're quick to serve, and very polite. They didn't even charge for anything! Very happy customer!