Loden Vision Centers specializes in providing cataract surgery to the residents of Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas. As with all of our vision services, we provide the most state-of-the-art, safe and advanced technology, unsurpassed patient care, and outstanding results.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, it is important that you select an experienced surgeon with a reputation for excellence like the professional ophthalmologists at Loden Vision Centers. Together, our doctors have performed more than 100,000 procedures and are recognized leaders in laser vision correction surgery in Nashville.
It is important to come into our office for a complete cataract evaluation to determine the severity of the cataract and to determine if surgery is necessary. Our surgical counselors will explain the process of cataract removal and the insertion of a lens implant. This is where you have a distinct opportunity to decide how well you will see after surgery.
If you select the advanced technology lens option, there is a possibility you can see without dependence on glasses at near, far and intermediate distances.
A cataract is the protein clouding of your eye’s natural crystalline lens. As this protein starts to build up the lens becomes clouded and the light reaching the retina is minimized. As the cataract progresses vision becomes blurry, objects become yellowish and the sensation is not unlike looking through a cloudy window or a piece of wax paper. It is very normal to develop cataracts as part of the normal aging process; they say if you live long enough you will eventually develop them, and cataracts can seriously interfere with many of the activities that people later in life typically enjoy.
Not all cataracts develop at same pace and there are certain risk factors that can move this along faster:
Exposure to sunlight
There are several types of cataract surgery procedures available, which vary based on the technology and the type of lens used.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Loden Vision Centers specializes in laser cataract surgery, which uses state-of-the-art technology for a safe and optimal outcome. Laser cataract surgery is performed with a laser instead of a scalpel or handheld tool, which is used in traditional cataract surgery. By using a laser, your doctor is able to perform the procedure with unparalleled safety and precision. Loden Vision Centers uses a femtosecond laser for its premium cataracts procedure.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon uses a scalpel to make a small incision and remove the cataract. They may then break the lens into smaller pieces with an ultrasonic device to easily remove it from the eye. After the lens is removed during your cataract surgery, they will insert a new intraocular lens (IOL) into the eye.
If you are having cataract surgery at Loden Vision Centers you can rest assured, you are in the best hands. With that being said, there are a few things that you need to think about ahead of opting for the procedure. As mentioned previously your natural lens will be replaced during cataract surgery with an intraocular lens implant. Nowadays you can elect to have a premium lens implant or a traditional monofocal implant. Advanced technology lens implants enable vision at multiple distanced while monofocal lens implants will provide vision at one distance only. Some of our patients can achieve vision without dependence on glasses after advanced technology lens implants. There are additional fees for premium lens implants that should be discussed with our surgery counselors. They will discuss the benefits and costs to help you make an informed decision.
Loden Vision Centers offers several IOL options, based on your specific vision needs. By choosing to have advanced laser cataract surgery with a lifestyle lens, you may be able to see the world as well as you did when you were younger, without the hassle of glasses or contacts. Thanks to modern advancements, there’s never been a better time to have cataract surgery! There are many lens options that will allow you to eliminate cataracts as well as reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts.
See at All Distances With a Lifestyle Lens
At Loden Vision Centers, we offer a variety of lifestyle lenses that help you reclaim the vision of your youth and see near, far, and everywhere in between! See the cataract surgery lens options available:
With traditional cataract surgery, you will receive a standard monofocal lens that will provide good distance vision, but you will still need glasses for close and possibly for intermediate vision.
If you have astigmatism and choose laser cataract surgery with an astigmatism-correcting monofocal lifestyle lens, you will eliminate both cataracts and astigmatism, but you will still need glasses for improved vision.
With laser cataract surgery, a multifocal/accommodative lifestyle lens can improve near, far, and intermediate vision, allowing most patients to function with little need for glasses.
PanOptix Trifocal Lens
The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL is the first IOL of its kind to be FDA approved! Unlike other IOLs, the IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL provides clear vision at three vision distances: close, intermediate, and far away!
At Loden Vision Centers, we want to help you experience the world with clear vision, free from the hassle of glasses or contacts! To make this dream a reality, we offer laser cataract surgery and a variety of lens options. To see what type of cataract surgery would be best for you, call us at (615) 859-3937 to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable cataract counselors.
Along with the cataract surgery procedure, Loden Vision Centers offers many intraocular lens (IOL) options that will relieve you of cataracts and help you see near, far, and everywhere in between, with reduced or zero dependence on glasses or contacts.
Loden Vision Centers offers a safe and innovative alternative to traditional cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery or also called laser cataract surgery. This cutting-edge technique is incredibly precise, giving our patients peace of mind throughout their procedure. It can also be customized for each individual, offering a broader range of options for better vision. Our own Dr. James Loden invented the cataract procedure, and he was the very first surgeon in the world to perform this remarkable method.
After removing the cataract, your surgeon will insert a flexible advanced technology IOL. These incredible lenses can provide excellent vision at all distances, and they often reduce or eliminate your reliance on glasses and contacts.
With your laser cataract procedure complete and a flexible lifestyle IOL in place, you are on your way to a quick recovery and amazing visual results.
Laser cataract surgery is unique because it uses the same bladeless technology that has been employed for more than a decade with LASIK. The cataract surgery procedure provides unprecedented precision and predictability.
James Loden MD is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Member of the Society of Excellence in Eye Care
The Loden Vision cataract surgeons have performed thousands of successful procedures. (more than 100,000 procedures)
Dr. Loden is also recognized among the top 10% of Lifestyle Lens surgeons in the United States
If you’ve been told you have cataracts, please feel free to check out our frequently asked questions about cataract surgery and then call us at (615) 859-3937 to book your exam with our team of cataract experts today.
Many thanks to Doctor Loden and his amazing staff! They made something that would otherwise be very intimidating very comforting. Their professionalism and service was off the charts. I am one day post surgery and am pain free and can see better than I have for twenty years. I would recommend them to anyone!
I am so thankful to Dr. Loden. My results from my LASIK surgery were instant. I don't have hardly any vision distortion and it 1 day post surgery, it will just keep getting better each day. I see better now than I've ever been able to with glasses or contacts. I so recommend Dr. Loden!!!
Provided by Citysearch - Thanks to Dr. Loden and his staff. I had LASIK yesterday with the guarantee that I would have 20/20 or better. Now it's the day after and sure enough I have 20/20 in both eyes and Dr. Loden says "it will only get better." Everything he has said has been spot on so there is no need to doubt him now. His staff was the nicest people I've ever met in a business environment. If anyone deserves a award it would be Loden Vision Center.