Intraocular Lens Implants

An intraocular lens (or IOL) is what replaces the natural lens clouded over by a cataract.

Insurance covers the standard monofocal lens for cataract surgery. The monofocal lens has a single focus point and does not reduce astigmatism. This means after surgery you may still need a prescription for glasses.

Thanks to advances is technology, multifocal and astigmatism reducing lenses are now available. Dr. Davidson will help determine which lens you are a candidate for and is best suited for your lifestyle.

Premium Lens
Thanks to advances in technology, multifocal and astigmatism reducing lenses are now available. Dr. Davidson will help determine which lens is best suited for your lifestyle.

CareCredit financing is available for cataract surgery at The Center for Advanced Surgery Center. Please call our office to inquire about this service.

Dr. Davidson performs cataract surgery every Tuesday at The Center for Advanced Surgery, Banner Desert Surgery Center, and Arrowhead surgery center.

The Center for Advanced Surgery
3367 South Mercy Road Suite 101
Gilbert, Arizona, 85297

(480) 899-2571

Banner Desert Surgery Center
1500 S Dobson Rd Suite #101
Mesa, Arizona 85202

(480) 512-3590

Arrowhead Surgery Center
1500 W. Ray Rd
Chandler, Arizona 85224

(480) 963-3881

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What is a cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. When this clouding happens light rays cannot pass through and the vision is blurry.

What Causes a Cataract?

Cataracts can develop many ways. The most common reason cataracts are developed is from the normal process of aging. Although, you can develop a cataract from an eye injury, certain diseases, medication, or long term exposure to sunlight.

What to Expect From Cataract Surgery

Before Surgery

After a thorough examination, the doctor will determine if the cataract is developed enough for surgery.

There will be a Pre-Op appointment where it will be determined which implant will be used for the surgery (See the “Premium Lens Options Tab” at the top left side of this page).

A technician will go over the surgical procedure, the limitations after surgery, as well as the risks involved with surgery. A physical will be preformed by the doctor.

Day of Surgery

There is NO food 8 hours prior to surgery, if there are any medications that need to be taken you may do so with a tiny sip of water.

The surgery is preformed at an outpatient surgery center, this is determined by your insurance. 

When you arrive you will be given eye drops and a sedative. A local anesthetic will numb your eye. You will be awake for surgery, but you won’t be able to see while the surgery is taking place. You may be able to see some light and movement.

A small incision is made in the eye and the cataract is then broken apart and removed.

The intraocular lens implant that was chosen at the pre-op appointment prior to surgery is then implanted in the eye to replace the natural lens.

When the surgery is completed a patch is placed over the eye.

After Surgery

You will be seen by the doctor the next day for your post-op appointment. New drop instructions will be given at this time.

Cataract Educational Material

For more information on cataract surgery visit one of the links below.