Cataract Surgery has Come a Long Way

Cataracts Kansas City

Cavanaugh Eye Center is proud to announce that we now offer bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery utilizing Alcon’s LenSx® Laser suite, including the VERION Image Guided System.  This laser suite is the only one of its kind in Kansas and the KC Metro area. Our goals for investing in cataract laser technology are to optimize your outcomes AND to enhance your results. We invite you to explore the comprehensive information on cataracts provided below to help you familiarize yourself with all of your options.


Cataract Surgery is a Life Changing Experience

At Cavanaugh Eye Center, we are always excited to introduce new, breakthrough technologies to complement the extensive range of vision correction procedures. Cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological advances since the days of your parents and grandparents.  The good news is that you've encountered cataracts at a time when intraocular lens technology has taken a giant leap forward.  No longer is the objective to simply restore your distance vision. Today, the goal is to enhance your vision, thus minimizing your dependence on glasses, including reading glasses or bifocals.


Description of Cataracts & Cataract Surgery

Cataracts usually start as a slight cloudiness to the natural lens of they eye that progressively grows more opaque. As the cataract matures (increasingly opaque and dense), the retina receives less and less light. The light that does reach the retina becomes increasingly blurred and distorted. If left untreated, cataracts can cause blindness. Surgery is the only way to improve blurry vision and glare that is due to a cataract. There are no medications, eye drops, exercises, or glasses that will cause cataracts to disappear or to prevent them from forming.


Bladeless, Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Cavanaugh Eye Center is proud to announce that we now offer bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery utilizing Alcon’s LenSx® Laser suite, including the VERION Image Guided System.  This laser suite is the only one of its kind in Kansas and the KC Metro area. 


Lens Implant Options

Cavanaugh Eye Center utilizes the latest intraocular lens (IOLs) technology. We offer patients a wide range of choices, from standard monofocal IOLs to premium options such as the Crystalens HD™ and ReSTOR™ presbyopic correcting lenses. Dr. Cavanaugh and his team will guide you through your options and will help you choose the right lens option for you.


Astigmatism Correction

Uncorrected astigmatism results in blurry vision at distance and near.  To optimize your vision, astigmatism needs to be corrected and this can be done surgically or with glasses/contacts. Surgical options include Toric IOLs, LASIK, and limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) depending on your level of astigmatism. These procedures allow patients to obtain the best vision possible minimizing the need for glasses or contacts.


YAG Laser Capsulotomy

YAG Laser Capsulotomy is a quick and pain-free out-patient laser procedure. This laser procedure produces immediate visual improvement for patients who have clouding of the capsule that holds the IOL implant. The medical term for this clouding is called posterior capsular opacification or PCO. Symptoms of PCO can be similar to cataract progression symptoms: blurry vision, haziness, or problems with glare.


Your Cataract Surgery Experience

At Cavanaugh Eye Center, we want you to be comfortable with every step of your eye care. Continue reading for information regarding your diagnostic evaluation, counseling for surgery, your day of surgery including the cataract procedure, and post-operative care. This information will be given to you in detail at your consultation so that you are at ease with the entire process.


Payment for Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery

With advancements in IOL technology, cataract surgery can be a long-term investment in your eyesight. Cavanaugh Eye Center will work with you and your insurance company to help you navigate your coverage and benefits.


Co-Management with Your Eye Doctor

If you would like to keep your pre and post-operative care close to home, Cavanaugh Eye Center works with highly qualified eye doctors in your area. This process is called co-management and may be an excellent choice for you.


Cataracts FAQ

At Cavanaugh Eye Center, we strive to answer all of your questions and address your concerns so you can better understand your condition and surgical treatment.


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Phone: (913) 897-9200

6200 W 135th St
Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66223

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