Dr. Harnish is excited to be one of the few doctors certified to offer LensX, laser-assisted cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is already safe and effective, but LensX gives Dr. Harnish’s patients even better outcomes. LensX is bladeless, it corrects astigmatism, it is gentler on the eye, it allows us to place your new internal lens more precisely, and it offers the best chance of spectacle independence.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful procedures performed today. When you elect traditional cataract surgery your cataract will be removed with a technique called phacoemulsification. Anesthesia is used to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. Although you are never completely asleep a combination of IV sedation, local, and topical options may be used.
After the eye is completely numbed a small, self-sealing incision is made. The incision allows the surgeon to insert an ultrasonic probe and the cataract is broken into microscopic particles and gently suctioned from the eye. An intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the same thin tissue that held your natural lens. After the procedure you may return home and return to most of your daily activities within 24 hours.
INTERNAL CONTACT LENS
In a fifteen-minute outpatient surgery, a Collamer lens is placed between the eye’s natural lens and the iris, delivering excellent vision. The lens is biocompatible, needs no maintenance, and can be left in place for a lifetime.
Laser Vision Correction
- The most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure in America
- The procedure relies on the expertise of a surgeon who’s trained in the ophthalmic surgery. A LASIK surgeon uses what’s called an “excimer” laser to reshape the cornea. Most people who get laser eye surgery therefore reduce their need for further vision correction, such as through glasses or contact lenses.
- The overwhelming majority of people who opt for surgery experience no long-term complications. Most patients (98%) with low to moderate myopia will achieve 20/40 vision, which is considered the minimum allowed by most states to drive without glasses or contacts. 90% of patients will achieve 20/20 vision. However, they are no guarantees that you will have perfect vision, and patients who need more correction should have a different set of expectations. The happiest patients are those that had realistic expectations of what their vision would be like after the procedure.
- Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, but may benefit from other available treatments:
Other vision correction procedures available are:
- Limbal relaxing incisions
- Implantable lenses
Dr. Harnish also performs these additional services:Chalazion removal
Punctal plugs for dry eye
Foreign-body removal from eye
FAA Medical eye exams