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Unveiling the Miracle of Modern Cataract Surgery at Nielsen Eye Centerin Boston, MA


Cataracts can significantly impair your vision, affecting your ability to perform daily tasks and enjoy life to the fullest. However, with advancements in cataract surgery, our team can help you restore visual clarity with a personalized treatment plan using innovative methods and treatment options. Modern cataract surgery at Nielsen Eye Center typically involves two steps: surgery to remove the cataract and then replacement of the clouded lens. Let’s discuss each of these steps in greater detail to help you make an informed decision for your cataract treatment.

Cataract Surgery Options

There are various options when it comes to cataract surgery. The most common techniques include the following.

Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser cataract surgery represents a significant advancement in the field of ophthalmology, offering unparalleled precision and accuracy. Traditional cataract surgery involves manual incisions to break up and remove the cloudy lens. With laser surgery, a femtosecond laser is used to create precise incisions and break up the cataract with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissue. The state-of-the-art laser allows for a quicker procedure and can sometimes provide more correction because of its precision and ability to map each patient’s individual eye.

Traditional Cataract Surgery

We also offer traditional cataract surgery, which continues to be safe and effective. This option is typically used with a standard lens and can be a helpful alternative if you are not a candidate for laser eye surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will manually make an incision in the cornea using a scalpel. A rod-shaped probe will be carefully inserted into the opening to break up the lens, and then the broken pieces will be suctioned out. 

Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Once the clouded lens has been removed, it will be replaced with an IOL. We offer several lens options, including the standard or traditional IOL and premium IOLs like multifocal lenses, which correct near and far vision, and toric lenses that are specifically made to treat astigmatism (blurry or distorted vision). Trifocal lenses and extended depth of focus lenses for excelling long-distance vision and monovision lenses for intermediate vision are also available. At your first appointment, our expert eye doctors will discuss these options in detail to develop a personalized cataract treatment plan that considers your unique lifestyle and vision goals.

Schedule an Appointment

Patients seeking cataract surgery in Boston, Quincy, Norwell, Norwood, or Weymouth, Massachusetts, can rely on the expert care of eye doctors who specialize in cataract treatment and laser surgery. To learn more about treatment options and which is right for you, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Nielsen and our team at one of our four locations.

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