Skip to content

Latest News

Difference Between Cataract Surgery & Lens Replacement

At the Holtebeck Eye Center in Brookfield, we understand that maintaining your eye health is essential for your overall well-being. As individuals age, they may experience vision problems, including cataracts or issues with their lenses. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between cataract surgery and lens replacement surgery, two common procedures that can address these vision problems. Our team, led by Dr. Aaron Holtebeck, is experienced in performing both cataract surgery and lens replacement surgery, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts occur when the natural lens of your eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see clearly. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, which is usually made of plastic or silicone. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and most patients can return home the same day. Cataract surgery is an effective way to improve your vision, and it can also prevent blindness in some cases.

At Holtebeck Eye Center, we provide personalized cataract surgery services. Our team of professionals will work with you to determine the best course of action for your specific needs. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure that the surgery is safe, efficient, and effective.

Lens Replacement

Lens replacement, also known as clear lens exchange, is a procedure that involves removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. This procedure is typically performed on patients who have issues with their refractive error but do not have cataracts. Lens replacement can be an effective way to treat all forms of refractive error, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, among other issues. The procedure is similar to cataract surgery, and it is performed under local anesthesia.

At Holtebeck Eye Center, we offer eye lens replacement surgery to help improve your vision. Our team of experts will work with you to determine if lens replacement is the best option for your individual needs. We use advanced technology and techniques to ensure that the procedure is safe, efficient, and effective. 

Importance of Consultation

It is essential to remember that every patient’s vision problems are unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That is why it is crucial to schedule a consultation with an eye specialist to determine the best course of action for your specific needs. The importance of regular eye exams only increases as you age and start to notice disturbances. During your consultation, our team will evaluate your vision, discuss your options, and answer any questions you may have. We will also provide you with information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

Schedule an Appointment Today

At Holtebeck Eye Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care. If you are experiencing vision problems and are interested in learning more about cataract surgery or lens replacement, please schedule an appointment with us today. Our team of professionals is here to help you improve your vision and enhance your quality of life.