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CATARACTS

NORMAL CLEAR LENS

CATARACT CLOUDED LENS

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in your eye. Much like a dirty window, cataracts are difficult to see through, even with glasses or contact lenses. If you’ve been told you have a cataract, you’re not alone. Cataracts affect approximately 60% of people over 60 years old.

CATARACT SYMPTOMS

Sensitivity to light and glare can be a symptom of cataracts

Sensitivity to light and glare

Seeing faded or yellowed colors can be a sign of cataracts

Faded or yellowed colors

Seeing halos around lights is a possible sign of cataracts

Seeing halos around lights

Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision is a possible sign of cataracts

Cloudy, blurry, or dim vision

Frequent changes in prescription can possibly be a sign of cataracts

Frequent changes in prescription

Cataract Symptom: The need for brighter light for reading

The need for brighter light for reading

Cataract Symptom: Double vision or a 'ghost' image in one eye

Double vision or a “ghost” image in one eye

Difficulty seeing at night or in low light is a possible symptom of cataracts

More difficult seeing at night or in low light

TREATING A CATARACT

CATARACT REMOVAL

LENS IMPLANT INSERTION

A 15 minute procedure can reverse decades of vision impairment. Dr. Davis and Dr. Whiting use the most advanced micro-incision surgical technology to achieve the lowest risk and fastest healing without the need for sutures. A micro-incision is made to remove the cloudy lens then replaced it with a new clear lens implant. Cataract surgery recovery is usually relatively easy and straightforward. You can have surgery in the morning and return home shortly with minimal restrictions. Most people resume normal activities, including watching TV and computer work, the next day. Driving can resume 24 hours after surgery.

CATARACT SURGERY AT WHITING CLINIC

Offering the latest in Custom Laser-Guided Cataract Surgery and the extensive expertise of surgeons, Dr. Davis and Dr. Whiting, Whiting Clinic is able to deliver the very best results available in modern cataract surgery.

DREW DAVIS, MD

Dr. Davis specializes in advanced cataract and refractive surgery, performing thousands of cataract and laser based eye procedures each year. He was previously the head regional surgeon for one of the largest cataract and refractive practices in the country, with patients coming from as far away as 100 miles seeking his services. Dr. Davis is dedicated to helping each patient make the best decisions for their eyes, and specializes in helping them attain the best vision possible through the most advanced methods of Laser-Guided Custom cataract surgery.

DAVID WHITING, MD

Dr. Whiting was one of the first eye surgeons in Minnesota to perform sutureless small-incision cataract surgery in 1995, one of the biggest innovations in cataract surgery allowing for rapid recovery and better uncorrected vision. Dr. Whiting has over a decade of experience with advanced multifocal lens technology, the current state-of-the-art correction for both near and far vision after cataract surgery.

SURGEON EXPERTISE REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGEONS

Refractive cataract surgeons, like Dr. Davis and Dr. Whiting, can combine the technology of current cataract lens implant surgery with the vision correction techniques of laser refractive surgery to not only clear the vision, but also reduce or eliminate the need for glasses at all.

TECHNOLOGY LATEST IN CUSTOM LASER-GUIDED SURGERY

With the latest in Custom Laser-Guided cataract surgery, the use of femtosecond lasers, and advanced lens implants, coupled with the most advanced refractive laser systems, Whiting Clinic stands out as a premier choice for cataract surgery.

PATIENT OUTCOMES ACHIEVING YOUR ULTIMATE VISION GOALS

Drs. Davis + Whiting are committed to excellence in both refractive surgical and lens implant technology. As a result, we see unsurpassed success in helping you achieve your ultimate vision goals.
A 15 minute procedure can reverse decades of vision impairment. Dr. Davis and Dr. Whiting use the most advanced micro-incision surgical technology to achieve the lowest risk and fastest healing without the need for sutures. A micro-incision is made to remove the cloudy lens then replaced it with a new clear lens implant. You can have surgery in the morning and return home shortly with minimal restrictions. Most people resume normal activities, including watching TV and computer work, the next day. Driving can resume 24 hours after surgery.

IDENTIFY YOUR DESIRED VISION

Modern cataract surgery is amazing! Vision can be restored to the level of clarity that one hasn’t experience for decades. At Whiting Clinic we tailor the type of cataract surgery performed to your desired visual outcome, and have several distinct options to match your lifestyle needs.

ADVANCED DISTANCE + NEAR VISION PACKAGE

Near vision is clear. Intermediate vision is clear. Distance are all clear.

Functional vision at multiple distances is achieved without dependence on glasses.* *Individual Results Vary

ADVANCED DISTANCE VISION PACKAGE

Near vision very blurry. Intermediate fuzzy. Distance is clear.

Clear distance vision is achieved but glasses will still be needed for seeing near objects.* *Individual Results Vary

STANDARD VISION PACKAGE

Near very blurry. Intermediate a little fuzzy. Distance a little fuzzy.

Your vision will be much improved but glasses will be needed after surgery.* *Individual Results Vary

CATARACT EVALUATION

Our team of experts at Whiting Clinic will perform an extensive dilated eye exam and special diagnostic testing in order to be certain you have cataracts. Plan on being at Whiting Clinic for 2-2.5 hours. If cataract surgery is recommended to restore your vision, we will guide you through selecting the best option for delivering your desired results. In order to assist with the cost associated with cataract surgery, Whiting Clinic submits to most insurance companies and offers financing for any out of pocket expenses.

CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CATARACT CONSULTATION

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FREQUENTLY ASKED LENS IMPLANT QUESTIONS

LENS IMPLANTS HAVE IMMEDIATE RESULTS.

TRUE
FALSE

90% of your visual healing process will occur within 24 hours after your procedure. You can return to generally normal activities the very next day after your procedure.

I WILL NOT FEEL AN IMPLANT AFTER SURGERY.

TRUE
FALSE

Neither IOLs or ICLs will be noticeable after surgery. The lens implant will act invisibly to correct your vision from inside your eye.

IF I CHOOSE A STANDARD LENS, I WILL STILL NEED GLASSES FOR NEAR VISION.

TRUE
FALSE

A standard monofocal lens will restore distance vision, but most patients will need to wear glasses to see things up close. Ask about advanced lens options that can correct for both near and far.

LENS IMPLANTS ARE PERMANENT.

TRUE
FALSE

Lens implants are intended to remain in place inside your eye. If necessary, ICLs can be removed with no damage to the eye's structure.

ICLS ARE AN OPTION IF I AM NOT A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK.

TRUE
FALSE

If you have an extreme correction or thinner than average corneas, LASIK may not be recommended. With the latest advancements in technology, ICLs can now offer you clear, uncorrected vision.

LENS IMPLANTS ARE AS SAFE OR SAFER THAN CONTACTS.

TRUE
FALSE

Lens implants remain inside your eye and require no maintenance. Studies have shown there is a greater chance of infection with prolonged contact lens wearing than lens implants.

I WILL NOT FEEL AN IMPLANT AFTER SURGERY.

TRUE
FALSE

Neither IOLs or ICLs will be noticeable after surgery. The lens implant will act invisibly to correct your vision from inside your eye.

I CANNOT SEE A LENS IMPLANT IN MY EYE.

TRUE
FALSE

Lens implant are placed inside your eye and will go unnoticed by you and by others.

I CANNOT SEE A LENS IMPLANT IN MY EYE.

TRUE
FALSE

Lens implant are placed inside your eye and will go unnoticed by you and by others.

You may have questions about cataract surgery and whether or not it's something that could help with your visual needs. Please let our experienced team at Whiting Clinic be of service to you.