Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgeons

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Paul Phillips, MD

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Joan Lee, DO

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Emily Moriarty, MD

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Angana Shah, MD

Cataract Surgery Seminars

Free educational seminars for patients and their families to learn the basics of cataract surgery and the latest options in intraocular lenses (IOLs). Surgeons will be available to answer general questions. Light refreshments will be served.

March

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 1 Monroe St.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

May

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 6B Minneakoning Rd
Flemington, NJ 08822

What is a cataract?

The eye focuses images through a lens inside the eye like a camera uses a lens to focus. When we are born, the lens is clear and flexible, allowing crisp vision with a full range of focus from near to far. As we age, the lens becomes cloudy and inflexible, causing vision to blur.

A cloudy lens is called a cataract. The lens becomes cloudier with age. Cataracts may make it progressively more difficult to read, drive, watch television, and perform normal daily activities. Cataract formation is a normal, unavoidable part of the aging process. They cannot be prevented from forming, but early detection through regular eye exams can help maintain the clearest vision possible.

There is no pain associated with the condition, but there are several symptoms that indicate failing vision due to cataracts. These include:

  • Blurred, hazy, or cloudy vision
  • Sensitivity to glare from headlights
  • Halos around bright lights
  • Dull color vision
  • Difficulty reading small print
  • Vision loss (if left untreated)

How are cataracts treated?

For people whose lives are significantly affected by failing vision due to cataracts, surgery is the preferred method of treatment. During cataract surgery, one of the most common surgical procedures in the country, the eyes natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one, called an intraocular lens or IOL.

During your detailed pre-operative examination, we will take precise measurements of your eyes and review all of your pre-operative instructions. Your cataract surgeon, along with our skilled technicians, will discuss your surgical options and lens choices to help you decide the type of lens implant and method of cataract surgery that is best suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Many intraocular lenses (IOLs) are available, but many do not eliminate the need for reading glasses after cataract surgery. There are IOLs available that can give patients the opportunity to reduce their dependency on near vision glasses after surgery. These are called extended depth of focus (EDOF) or multifocal IOLs. Lenses that correct for astigmatism are called Toric IOLs. There is a new lens that is a hybrid of EDOF and multifocal technology. Please visit the Intraocular Lens (IOL) section of our web site to read about IOL's designed to improve distance vision, near vision, and astigmatism.

NEW!!! We are proud to now offer the Light Adjustable Lens by RxSight. This is the only lens that allows you to customize your vision after surgery. After your Light Adjustable Lens has been implanted and after the eye heals, the lens power and shape is adjusted with ultraviolet light in the office with a light delivery device to optimize your vision.

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Flemington

Office Hours

Mon: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 12:30pm
(1st Saturday of the month)

Clinton

Office Hours

Mon: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wed: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thurs: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Bridgewater

Office Hours

Mon: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wed: 8:00am– 4:00pm
Thurs: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

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