The Center For Sight offers an in-house Ambulatory Surgery Center for most surgical procedures including cataract surgeries. Certified by Medicare and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), this state-of-the-art facility was opened in 1993. The certification earned by The Center For Sight’s surgery center ensures that strict guidelines are followed to provide for your comfort and safety during your surgical procedure.
This welcomed addition to our line of patient services offers a relaxed setting allowing you to return home to most of your routine activities. For procedures that normally require sedation, a certified registered nurse anesthetist is available to assist with those needs.
The Center For Sight’s AAAHC certified Ambulatory Surgery Center is cost effective versus having your surgical procedure performed in a hospital. This offers significant savings to both the patient and their insurance plan. Medicare, as well as most insurance plans, approves The Center For Sight’s AAAHC certified Ambulatory Surgery Center for surgery.
Cataract surgery has made many advances during the past 20 years. Our surgeon, Dr. Kravitz, is proud to provide the most advanced techniques of surgery available. Our routine cataract procedure is a “small incision, no-stitch operation,” in which the cataract is removed through less than ¼-inch incision, using a technique called phacoemulsification. An intraocular lens is then placed inside the eye, replacing the natural lens.
There are different lens technologies available, and Dr. Kravitz will work with you to decide which is most appropriate for your individual needs. A monofocal lens is designed to provide good vision at one distance, usually far, so that most people will continue to need glasses after surgery for close up activities, such as reading or crafts. There are several different types of small incision monofocal implants which The Center For Sight has available for you.
The Toric Intraocular lens is available to correct astigmatism while multifocal implants are an option for people who wish to be able to see distance and near without glasses.
YAG Laser Treatment
After cataract surgery, through the normal process of cell regeneration, the natural posterior capsule that holds the lens of the eye may gradually change from a clear cellophane-like lining to become cloudy. This may occur a few months to several years after surgery and cause blurred vision. Dr. Kravitz may recommend the use of YAG laser to create an opening in the cloudy posterior capsule to allow light to enter the eye and regain normal vision.
This relatively quick and painless outpatient procedure is performed by Dr. Kravitz in our AAAHC certified Ambulatory Surgery Center under topical anesthesia. The treatment allows restoration of vision very quickly, and you are allowed to resume your usual activities within several days.
The Center For Sight of Lufkin and Livingston has co-management relationships with a specialist in the area of LASIK Laser Vision Correction to provide you with a wealth of expertise and convenience for your procedure. During your eye exam with one of our doctors, your vision and eye health will be evaluated to determine your candidacy for this procedure. At that time, we will discuss your needs and alternatives to determine if the specialist will be a good fit for you.
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Once you’ve had your LASIK procedure performed, you will benefit from the convenience of having your post-op care provided close to home by one of our doctors.