If you need cataract surgery or want vision correction surgery, but aren’t eligible for LASIK, you should discuss with Todd Bragin, MD, about your intraocular lens options. Dr. Bragin is a board-certified ophthalmologist practicing in Lynbrook, New York. He offers state-of-the-art intraocular lens implants to improve your vision, addressing refractive errors as well as cataracts. Call Dr. Bragin, or schedule an appointment online today to find out if an intraocular lens transplant is right for you.
An intraocular lens is a small, artificial lens that Dr. Bragin implants into your eye to replace your natural lens and provide sharp, clear vision. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Bragin may recommend a specific type of intraocular lens.
Aspheric intraocular lenses mimic the shape of your eye, to provide sharper vision, even at night and in other low-light environments. Dr. Bragin only uses aspheric highest-quality lens implants.
A toric intraocular lens corrects astigmatism with different powers at different points of the lens. Dr. Bragin has to place toric lenses in a precise orientation in your eye to provide you with the clearest possible vision.
These IOLs, like the name implies, have a range of focusing ability allowing excellent vision for both near and far tasks and now astigmatism is simultaneously corrected. People who have used reading glasses for years, often say that they haven’t seen as well since childhood. Over 95% of the time, people never wear glasses.
Cataract surgery is the most common reason you would have a lens implant. However, Dr. Bragin also uses IOL implants to correct severe refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism that exclude you from LASIK procedures. He’s a pioneer in the practice of correcting astigmatism with an intraocular lens transplant.
Dr. Bragin offers state-of-the-art small incision laser technology to perform lens implant surgeries. He provides a sedative and numbing eye drops to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure.
Dr. Bragin uses a cutting-edge laser or ultrasound technology to make small, precise incisions in your eye where your cornea meets the sclera to access your lens.
Traditional phacoemulsification (phaco) uses ultrasound to break up the cataract so that it can be removed. Laser-assisted phaco uses a high-frequency femtosecond laser to cut the cataract into submicroscopic pieces, which can easily be removed.
During the final step, he inserts your intraocular lens to replace your cloudy or damaged natural lens. Dr. Bragin doesn’t need to close the incision with a stitch as the small laser incision heals rapidly on its own.
Lens implant surgery is a painless outpatient procedure, so after your sedation wears off and Dr. Bragin gives you post-operative instructions, a friend or family member can drive you home.
On the following morning, your vision would be somewhat blurry at first, but as normal swelling subsides, your vision will quickly become clearer, and any feelings of irritation will quickly subside.
Call Dr. Bragin today, or schedule a consultation online to find out which intraocular lens implant is right for you.