Cataracts & Astigmatism

Correction of astigmatisms in Honolulu

You are reading this with the only two eyes you will ever have. Vision correction decisions are among the most important you will ever make. If you have cataracts or astigmatisms, you'll be happy to know that you can finally enjoy quality distance vision without glasses or contact lenses, with the help of  Ming Chen, M.D., MSc, F.A.C.S.  Call our office in Honolulu, Hawaii today!

Woman looking at eye test machine

What's normal and what's not

The surface of a normal eye’s cornea has a spherical curve, like the shape of a basketball. Light rays passing through it bend toward its center and focus on one spot.

Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through old, cloudy film. When the surface of the cornea has an uneven curvature, vision becomes distorted. This common irregularity is an astigmatism. Holding a menu or a book farther and farther away to read it is a telltale sign of presbyopia or "old eye." Sometimes all three can occur at once. Which one is plaguing you? Call Dr. Ming Chen, M.D., MSc, F.A.C.S. and find out.

Cataract surgery with no sharp edges

If you're dreading the prospect of cataract surgery, you'll be ecstatic to know that you can enjoy a cataract correction method with needles and scalpels nowhere in sight! 

When you choose to have your surgery performed with Alcon's LenSx laser at Ming Chen, M.D., MSc, F.A.C.S.'s office, your cataracts will be removed using a bladeless, computer-controlled laser that allows the surgeon to perform your procedure to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. You'll also be happy to know that Medicare covers the cost of surgery.

See your options in a new light

If you have astigmatism, you may have resigned yourself to contact lenses not being a viable option for your vision correction. Or if they were, they were really expensive. 

Dr. Ming Chen, M.D., MSc, F.A.C.S. thinks it's time to shift your focus from correction to cure. There are several surgical options to choose from to treat your astigmatism, such as LASIK, laser vision correction, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). Schedule an eye exam today to determine which procedure would work best for you. 

Call (808) 531-8874 for an appointment!

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