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Eye Care FAQs

What are the symptoms of a Cataract? 
Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision. Changes in the perception of colors. Problems driving at night because headlights seem too bright. Problems with glare from lamps or the sun. Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription. Double vision. These symptoms can also be signs of other eye problems. If you have any of them, consult an ophthalmologist for an eye examination.

What are the advantages to having Eye Surgery at Cape Cataract Surgery Center versus a hospital?
Hospitals are large, busy facilities that generalize rather than specialize. Eye surgery centers are specifically designed for ophthalmic procedures. Because that is our only focus, we’re able to purchase the most innovative, state-of-the-art equipment. Hospitals might have to get such large purchases approved, and weigh them against other significant needs. In addition, hospitals are filled with sick people. With an ambulatory surgery center, patients are not exposed to those germs. It’s definitely a more comfortable environment. You can park easily right outside and walk in. We’re able to be more efficient with scheduling than a hospital might be. Finally, we’re able to keep overhead costs down, which we can pass along to the patient.

Is Cape Cataract Center inspected by the state of New Jersey?
Yes, Cape Cataract Center is state-inspected and Medicare-certified. The equipment is state-of-the-art; we’ve had no equipment failure and our infection rate is at 0%. We also have the highest patient satisfaction scores.

What is LASIK?
Laser vision correction is performed with an excimer laser that has been thoroughly tested and clinically proven. Over 2,500 treatments were performed with the excimer laser in the U.S. clinical trials for safety and effectiveness. After extensive testing and follow-up over a six-year period, the excimer laser has been proven safe and effective for the treatment of the large majority of prescriptions.

What is a Blepharoplasty?
It is surgery to improve the appearance of eyelids. The goal of Blepharoplasty is to give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat and lax muscle from the upper eyelids. If the sagging skin obstructs peripheral vision, Blepharoplasty can eliminate the obstruction and expand the visual field.

Excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened.

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