Premium Cataract Surgery in Birmingham
At Alabama Vision Center, we understand that your eyesight helps shape the way you interact with and experience the world. However, many people develop cataracts, a condition that makes seeing clearly increasingly more difficult. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 24 million individuals age 40 and older are affected by cataracts.
Drs. Price Kloess, Andrew Velazquez, and Andrew Bartlett are specialized eye surgeons who perform cataract surgery to help their patients regain natural vision and return to the activities they enjoy. Our practice is trusted by our colleagues and patients for provide modern surgical care, including laser-assisted procedures, for Birmingham and the surrounding communities.
Advanced Surgical Treatment Options
What makes cataracts particularly problematic is that surgical removal is needed once they have developed. Fortunately, advancements in eye care have made cataract surgery a reliable, safe procedure that produces dramatically improved sight. By incorporating the latest technologies into our Birmingham practice, we further minimize the risks involved and enhance overall care. Our patients typically report little to no discomfort following treatment.
A highlight of our approach is laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® system. Drs. Kloess, Velazquez, and Bartlett were the first eye surgeons in Birmingham to perform this procedure. Our team has confidence in the precision the LenSx® femtosecond laser adds to their care. Beyond providing consistent and rapid recovery in vision, this outpatient surgery is suture-free and requires only minimal sedation. Our patients enjoy the benefits of their newly restored eyesight soon after the procedure, with few restrictions on their everyday activities.
While laser-assisted cataract surgery represents a tremendous advance in modern eye care, not all patients are candidates. Based on our findings from your initial eye examination, our doctors will discuss which options are best suited for your case. Should conventional cataract surgery prove to be the most beneficial choice for your situation, our experienced surgical team employs modern techniques to provide for your safety and an optimal treatment outcome.
“My colleagues and I are excited to be part of history”, says Dr. Kloess. “Our patients will be the beneficiaries of so many who have worked so hard to make this remarkable technology available.”
Bringing Your World into Focus
Drs. Kloess, Velazquez, and Bartlett use premium multifocal implants to replace natural eye lenses clouded by cataracts, allowing patients to see clearly and often eliminating the need for glasses following the procedure. Before performing cataract surgery, we work with you to determine the intraocular lens (IOL) that addresses your individual concerns. Alabama Vision Center has an array of premium IOLs available, including ReSTOR®, TECNIS® Multifocal and Symfony®, and Cystalens®, some of which have the additional benefit of correcting astigmatism.
When selecting the appropriate lens strength for your eyes, our specialists use the ORA® System to gain accurate, real-time information during the procedure itself. This technology makes for more predictable outcomes, especially for patients that have previously undergone treatment with LASIK.
Let Us Restore Your Vision - Contact Our Practice Today!
While cataract development may be common, there’s no reason to let this condition be a permanent part of your life. Drs. Kloess, Velazquez, and Bartlett are dedicated to improving the vision of patients in Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Hoover, and the nearby areas through advanced eye care. To learn more about cataract surgery and your options for treatment, call Alabama Vision Center today and schedule a consultation.