The Crystalens® procedure offers never before seen improvements in cataract microsurgery.
Crystalens is a remarkable technology that allows Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun to surgically repair your cataract condition while also improving your vision at all distances. In short, this remarkable cataract treatment technology is designed to reduce or possibly eliminate your dependence on glasses for distance, intermediate and near, including reader’s vision.
Studies have shown that lens replacement surgery using Crystalens is remarkably successful.
One year after surgery*
• 98.4% were able to drive, watch TV, participate in sports and perform normal activities without glasses.
• 100% were able to work on their computer, read product labels and read the speedometer without glasses.
• 98.4% were able read newspapers, magazines and recipes; sew and dial their cell phone without glasses.
• 73.5% do not depend on glasses at all or wear them only occasionally.
*FDA Clinical Studies
Crystalens can change the way you view the world by giving you the very best chance of being as independent of glasses as possible. Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun are proud to have been among the very first ophthalmic surgeons in the Southeast to have implanted Crystalens. Let us show you how this remarkable technology can help you today.
Technology That Works Naturally With Your Eyes
Aging lenses inside the eyes can cause important muscles to literally “give up” in their efforts to focus, refocus and continually adjust to what is in front of you. Crystalens® is an intraocular lens implant that can help deliver vision that is once again, clear at a variety of distances.
Crystalens technology is designed to help patients rediscover a beautiful, cloud-free world. The key is a system that uses hinges to allow the intraocular lens to move and seamlessly focus on objects that are near, far and all distances in between.
A Closer Look At Crystalens
The focusing system of the human eye was the inspiration for Crystalens. Like the lenses you were born with, Crystalens technology allows the muscles of the eye to help you focus seamlessly at a variety of distances. This is possible because of the unique hinged design of the lens that allows it to arch slightly in response to the particular focusing demands of your eye. With this new technology, the quality of your vision can be significantly better than vision provided by wearing bifocals or trifocals. After Crystalens cataract surgery, many patients report that they no longer have to tilt their head to see through the reading portion of their glasses, because they are now not needing bi-focals and in many cases, no glasses at all.
Your Crystalens Procedure
Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun perform the surgery at Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee (located at our main office on Weisgarber Road) on an outpatient basis.
First, the eye will be anesthetized, typically using eye drops. After a small incision is made at the edge of the cornea, the lens of the eye is removed using an ultrasonic probe. Then, the Crystalens is implanted. It generally takes only 15 minutes or less for the procedure to be completed.
Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun also employ the use of the ORA System in order to provide a better match for the specific power of the Crystalens. During your procedure, once the cataract-infected lens is removed, our doctors will take a reading with the ORA System, and confirm or “tweak” the power of the Crystalens selected prior to surgery. Thus, the outcomes are even more accurate to your individual needs and you should be able to achieve even better vision at all distances.
Rapid Recovery Followed By A Lifetime Of Benefits
Once your surgery is completed, you will be instructed to use additional drops in your eye to prevent infection and reduce inflammation. Because the incision is so small, it quickly heals on its own, often without the need for stitches. Afterward, your doctor may direct you to strengthen the focusing muscle of the eye through a series of simple vision exercises.
For most patients, daily activities, such as driving, reading and exercise can be resumed within a day or two after your surgery.
While modern cataract surgery is considered safe and effective, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with your doctor. It is also important to discuss your specific visual requirements and to make sure that you have a thorough understanding of all your treatment options. We welcome and encourage you to ask questions of your surgeon in order to make sure you get the treatment that is best for you.
If you have any questions regarding Crystalens or your cataract condition, please call (865) 584-0905 and ask for our Patient Services Coordinator. You can ask questions about your cataract condition, procedure options, insurance and financing options. For a Cataract Evaluation, you will need to schedule an appointment with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun.