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PACKAGE 1:  Single Vision Astigmatism Correction 

This package is designed for those patients who desire to have good distance vision after cataract  surgery and have some degree of astigmatism.  In addition to Laser Assisted Cataract surgery, patients will also receive either corneal astigmatism correction with the LenSx Femtosecond laser or an astigmatism correcting intraocular lens implant (or a combination of the two depending on the degree of astigmatism).  This package includes extensive corneal topographical mapping and a complete CT scan of the eye prior to surgery.  In addition, at that time of surgery patients will also receive an advanced technology aspheric lens implant that filters both UV and high-energy blue light, both known to contribute to age-related macular degeneration.  Although patients with this package will 

have good uncorrected distance vision, they will require reading glasses to read after surgery.


PACKAGE 2:  Multi-focal Astigmatism Correction

This package is for those patients who desire to be free from glasses and contact lenses after cataract surgery 

and to see well at near, intermediate, and distance and whose eyes are healthy enough to see well with a 

multifocal (and astigmatism correcting when needed) lens implant.  This lens delivers an exceptional combination of near, intermediate, and distance vision.  In the FDA trials, more than 99% of PanOptix multifocal intraocular lens patients said they would choose the same lens again.  Dr. Smith was the first surgeon in the state of Kentucky 

to implant the PanOptix implant.

Limbal Relaxing Incisions

Limbal relaxing incisions (LRI’s) are manually made surgical incisions to correct minor degrees of astigmatism.  They are made at the opposite edges of the cornea, following the curvature of the iris, to reduce astigmatism by flattening the cornea in areas where it is too steep.  These are made on the surface of the eye, and this a separate procedure from the cataract removal which is done inside the eye.  LRI’s are made in an attempt to reduce the amount of astigmatism, giving the patient a better chance of seeing after surgery without glasses (for either distance or near).  Although LRI’s always reduce the amount of astigmatism that is present before surgery, the overall effect depends on how the incisions heal, which differs from patient to patient.  That being said, there is always a chance glasses will still be needed after surgery but with a lesser prescription than would have been needed if the incisions were not made.


Previous LASIK, PRK, and RK Patients 

After the cornea has been altered by refractive surgery, calculating the proper lens implant power becomes much more complex.  Even though we are successful most of the time, occasionally a patient may have a residual prescription after cataract surgery that may need to be treated with an excimer laser (either by LASIK or PRK).  If this is required, the patient will be responsible for the surgical cost of this procedure.


The patient is personally responsible for these fees.  These fees are out of pocket and are not covered by your insurance.  Your insurance will still be billed for the basic cataract surgery, and you will be responsible for any co-pays, co-insurance or deductible in addition to the above fees.  

0% financing is available through Care Credit.

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