All-Laser Cataract Surgery

Dr. Soroudi is a world expert in performing 100% BLADELESS, all-laser, small-incision cataract surgery & lens-based vision correction. One of the BEST Cataract / Lens Surgeons in the country, Dr. Soroudi’s track record and outstanding visual outcomes put him at the top of the world’s leading cataract surgeons…

Cataracts are very common eye conditions that can result in poor vision for many individuals on an annual basis. No matter the cause (usually aging), protein inside of the eyes transforms, turning what is normally a normally clear lens opaque. This interferes with the manner in which our eyes take in light. Cataracts cause:

  • Glare
  • Poor color perception
  • Haloes
  • Overall haze in our vision that does not resolve with glasses or contact lenses

Cataracts can be completely cured with a quick, painless outpatient procedure, which in Dr. Soroudi’s hands, usually takes about 5-7 minutes under TOPICAL Anesthesia with very mind sedation.

Dr. Soroudi’s own patient before, and immediately after Cataract Surgery. He went from seeing less than 20/1000 to seeing 20/20 overnight!

The beauty of modern cataract surgery is that we now have the technology to also treat the following at the same time as the cataract operation:

  • Myopia (near-sightedness)
  • Hyperopia (far-sightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia (poor near vision after the age of 40)

For decades, Cataract Surgery was performed (and still is) using blades and manual instruments that are used to cut the Cornea, “tear” the lens capsule open, and then chop the cataract into multiple pieces. As successful as this technique has been, there are occasions when adverse evens can happen, which may affect the outcome of this delicate operation. The application of a “Femtosecond” Laser makes this procedure even safer, more accurate, and even less risky than ever before!

Dr. Soroudi is proud to be one of only a few eye centers in the Greater Los Angeles Area to possess his own Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser, which is considered the BEST Femtosecond Laser in the world today!

This incredible device performs all the delicate steps of a Cataract or Lens Replacement Procedure with perfect accuracy in a matter of just about two minutes and significantly reduces any chance of complications during surgery.

After the Ziemer Z8 Laser is done opening the lens capsule and breaking the natural lens into tiny pieces, Dr. Soroudi utilizes the most advanced Alcon Centurion Laser to “emulsify” the lens material and suction them out of the eye.

This “phacoemulsification” robot uses the absolute minimum amount of energy required to break up a cataract and suction it out of the eye, while maintaining perfect pressure during surgery to minimize common complications. Dr. Soroudi is proud to possess this fantastic technology at his surgery center and use it on his patients who demand the absolute BEST in their care.

Once the lens is successfully removed out of the eye, a new artificial “intra-ocular lens” needs to be inserted in its place. The correct power of this artificial lens needs to be calculated BEFORE surgery to ensure a perfect visual outcome: in order to see well, the eye can’t be left near-sighted or far-sighted, and all astigmatism needs to be treated. To this effect, Dr. Soroudi possesses the latest IOL Master instruments that accurately “estimate” the necessary lens power for each eye.

As accurate as this technology is, it can over- or under-estimate the lens power in those who have previously undergone refractive surgery (such as LASIK/PRK/RK). In order to deliver outstanding visual outcomes, Dr. Soroudi also possesses the latest Alcon ORA Technology which calculates the correct lens power DURING surgery and allows for the selection of the perfect lens for people’s individual optics.

This technology is literally the ULTIMATE testament in our commitment to providing our patients with the absolute BEST visual outcomes after Cataract or Lens Replacement Surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Cataract Surgery

If you have cataracts or have recently been informed that you have early cataract development, it is essential that you have the information you need to understand this condition, the available treatment options, and the ways in which you can preserve your eye and vision health. Our center has provided the following frequently asked questions to provide you with a starting point to understand cataracts, and we strongly encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Eye Surgeon Dr. Soroudi to learn more, ask questions and receive personalized medical advice from one of the most sought after eye and eyelid specialists in the greater Los Angeles area.

What are cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which results in decreased vision. The cloudy lens prevents light from focusing on to the retina and creates poor or blurred images. Aging and the natural degradation of the eye’s lens are the most common causes of cataracts, but other factors such as injury, disease, and exposure to UV light or radiation can also contribute to cataracts

What are the common symptoms of cataracts?

People with cataracts tend to experience a number of symptoms and vision complications. They often report cloudy or blurred vision, dulled color vision, difficulties with glares, increased nearsightedness, and halos at night, among others.

How common are cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that account for more than 8 million physician office visits each year in the United States. Cataracts are also very common in people over the age of 60, with roughly 60% of this age demographic reporting some type of cataract development.

Is cataract surgery safe?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that account for more than 8 million physician office visits each year in the United States. Cataracts are also very common in people over the age of 60, with roughly 60% of this age demographic reporting some type of cataract development.

Cataracts are most commonly treated with surgery. During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is replaced by a clear, artificial lens. These lenses can also be designed to correct other vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Cataract surgery has become one of the most efficient medical operations and there are more than three million cataract surgeries performed each year in the United States. While complications are rare, there are some potential risks after cataract surgery, including inflammation, infection, and others.

When should I seek medical attention?

Eye examinations can reveal the early development of cataracts, even if you do not experience any of the symptoms. Cataract development rarely causes long-term eye damage, and it is often advised that patients consider cataract surgery when symptoms begin to develop. It is still wise to receive an in-depth evaluation from a qualified medical professional, who can advise you on any treatment options you may have available. If you are experiencing significant problems with your vision, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Soroudi as soon as possible.

Although aging is statistically the most common cause of cataracts, this ocular condition can be caused by a variety of factors and conditions. In every contributing cause, cataracts are formed by a change to the tissue of the eye’s lens. These can be natural effects of aging, consequences of trauma or injury, or the effects of inherited genetic disorders. Some of the most common causes of cataracts are broken down as follows:

Age

As with many other body parts and organs, the eyes are prone to deterioration and degradation over time. Lens proteins change as a natural result of aging, but also due to factors such as toxins, radiation, UV light, and various other environmental conditions.

Trauma & Injury

Injuries and blunt force trauma to the eyes can cause swelling and thickening of the eye’s lens, as well as tears and cuts, which can potentially whiten the lens fibers and cause cataracts.

Sunlight and Radiation

Long-term exposure to ultraviolet light and exposure to radiation can cause cataracts due to their destructive properties.

Genetic disorder and skin disease

There are several genetic disorders and hereditary eye conditions that can contribute to cataracts. These can include glaucoma, uveitis, and other conditions. Skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema can also affect the eyes and lead to the development of cataracts.

Do I Need Cataract Surgery?

At the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Soroudi treats your eyes as if they were his own. This means that should you choose to meet with Dr. Soroudi for an in-depth consultation, you will receive the personalized attention you deserve and the experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable medical service you need to treat your cataracts and improve your vision. Scheduling a consultation as soon as possible should be a priority for anyone who has experienced cataract symptoms and would like to learn more about treatment or cataract surgery. Contact our office today.

 

Dr. Soroudi performing cataract surgery on a mature cataract without anesthesia.

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