E. Joseph Nadji, MD
Ophthalmologist & Cornea Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA
Cataracts affect millions of adults in the U.S., and cataract surgery is one of the most common types of eye surgeries performed. At his practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Nadji uses state-of-the-art laser cataract surgery techniques, designed to reduce the risks of cataract surgery while improving visual outcomes.
Laser Cataract Surgery Q&A
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which can distort or block light rays from reaching the retina. Cataracts usually develop slowly and cause no pain. However, as a cataract grows larger, it clouds more of the eye’s lens and significantly impairs vision.
The cataract clouds vision and many people experience blurry, fogged vision. A person also may not be able to see bright colors or experience light sensitivity. A person may experience double vision. These symptoms slowly and painlessly develop but do require treatment as they can further impair and obstruct vision. A major study of Medicare beneficiaries shows that the risk of hip fractures was significantly reduced in patients who had cataract surgery, compared to patients who did not undergo the procedure.
What is laser cataract surgery?
Sometimes called laser-assisted cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery is an advanced surgical technique that uses a special laser to perform some of the tasks traditionally performed manually in cataract surgery.
What are the benefits of laser cataract surgery compared to traditional cataract surgery?
Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery involves the utilization of a laser to make precise circular openings into the cataract along with the laser dividing and softening the lens for gentler removal. Another added benefit of the laser is the ability to create precise incisions for the treatment of astigmatism that until now we were only able to make manually. The first half of the cataract procedure can now be performed in less than 30 seconds. Dr. Nadji is one of a few surgeons certified on multiple laser platforms to ensure his patient’s the best treatment possible.
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Words from our patients
"Dr. N displayed fantastic bedside manner & answered all my questions. Surgery was quick & painless. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking laser vision correction."
"Dr. Nadji was very professional and welcoming, and made time to listen to me. I recommend this physician if you are looking for a kind and knowledgable ophthalmologist!"