Laser Cataract Surgery

Thanks to new advancements, this is a great time to have St Louis Laser cataract surgery.

The use of lasers has significantly improved the precision of several of the critical steps that were traditionally performed manually. This type of laser procedure is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option available in the United States today. By providing this extremely precise and customized procedure, our results are now even more predictable, while potentially making cataract surgery safer than ever.

Dr. Galanis performs state-of-the-art cataract surgeries in St. Louis using innovative technology and laser precision, designed to make the procedure more accurate, safe and comfortable.

Dr. Galanis has been featured in TOP DOCS of St. Louis Magazine and Best Doctors of America for many years and is an active member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. He has the surgical skill, knowledge and 25 years experience to give you your best vision following your procedure.

What is a cataract?

Your eye has a clear lens through which light passes, allowing you to see. When the lens loses its transparency, the cloudy tissue that develops is known as a cataract.

Cataracts cause progressive, painless loss of vision. The lens clouds naturally as we age, so people over the age of 65 usually see a gradual reduction of vision. No one is exactly sure what causes cataracts. In younger people they can result from an injury, certain medications, or illnesses such as diabetes. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light may also play a role in the formation of cataracts. Studies have also shown that people who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of developing cataracts than non-smokers.

Although cataracts usually develop without apparent pain, some indications that a cataract may be forming are:

  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Trouble seeing small print and street signs
  • Poor vision in bright light
  • Glare from headlights at night making night driving more difficult
  • Night vision difficulty

If visual impairment from cataracts interferes with your ability to read, work, or do the things you enjoy, then you will want to consider the cataract surgery Dr. Galanis offers to the St. Louis area. Surgery is the only proven means of effectively treating cataracts. The frequently performed procedure is relatively painless, has a very high success rate and a short recovery time.

Lens Implant Options

A multifocal lens can be placed to provide driving and near vision.

A toric lens implant can be implanted to correct for astigmatism, giving many patients with astigmatism the best vision they have ever had.

A monofocal lens implant can be used. However, the monofocal lens implant will require a patient to be dependent on glasses for both driving and near vision following surgery.

Though advanced technology lenses are not 100% covered by insurance, what better investment can you make than in your vision. We offer 0% financing for 2 years to help make this technology available to all of our patients who want to invest in their vision.  We truly believe in this technology and want to make it affordable to all our patient who desire the best possible vision following St Louis cataract surgery.