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Cataract Surgery

It’s not just about Lasik at Montgomery LASIK and Eye Care Center, our main goal is providing you and your family with state of the art eye care technology while performing your routine care and surgical needs such as Cataract Surgery, all the while knowing you by name and with a listening heart.

At The Berryhill Surgical Center at Montgomery Lasik and Eye Care Center, you will find that we have the most advanced technology geared not only to handle routine eye care or to perform LASIK vision corrective procedures, but to also offer the newest state of the art, cataract procedures. With performing over 25,000 cataract procedures, you can trust that Dr. Joseph Ceravolo, MD and Dr. Michael Mull, OD, will make the perfect team when pairing to restore your vision.

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens. This lens, which is responsible for focusing an image after it enters the eye, is normally crystal clear. A cloudy lens will block the passage of light through the eye, resulting in cloudy or blurred vision.

A cataract usually cannot be viewed from outside of the eye and must be diagnosed during an eye examination. A variety of methods are used to determine the type, size and location of the cataract. The instruments utilized in this diagnostic process are used to illuminate and magnify the structures of the eye.

Symptoms of cataracts may include:

  • Declining vision with age
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Seeing halos around bright lights
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Vision that worsens in sunlight
  • Difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Poor depth perception
  • Frequent prescription changes for glasses
  • Difficulty reading

If diagnosed, a cataract cannot be cleared by medication or eye drops. The only way to restore clear vision is to have the cloudy cataract lens surgically removed, while a replacement lens must be implanted to restore vision.

Traditional cataract surgery is also known as phacoemulsification.  The eye surgeon uses a scalpel to create a small incision in the cornea. A small instrument is then inserted through this opening and goes behind the pupil to the capsule containing the eye’s lens. The surgeon creates a round opening in the capsule and inserts a probe. The probe applies ultrasound waves to break up the cloudy lens and then suctions out the broken-up pieces. An artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted in the capsule to restore vision.

After scheduling a routine eye exam with our doctors and confirming the presence of cataracts, you will be set up with an evaluation with our surgery coordinator, Kiara. Most days, evaluations can be completed the very same day! Kiara will discuss in great detail the cataract surgery options that you have available to you while taking the time to answer any and all questions that you may have. You will be fully educated on the process beginning to end. MLEC will provide your insurance companies with all of the correct information needed to make this process as simple as can be for you. You will be given times and dates to choose from and the rest is on us to make this the easiest procedure you will ever have!

After completion of the procedure, you will go home to sleep off any anesthesia used during your procedure. 95% of patients note an immediate result of vision! We see many happy and excited faces at our 1-day post-operative exams. Post op care will consist of a series of eye drops that the patient will use over the span of a month. For the first week, the patient is advised to not allow water in/around the eye, no heavy lifting, working in the yard, or working out in the gym. Most patients return to work following their 1-day post-operative follow up.

We pride ourselves in the friendly warm environment that you will be greeted with upon joining our family.

Virtually everyone will develop cataracts as they grow older. More than half of the people over the age of 60, in fact, suffer from cataracts. If you’ve been told that you have cataracts, you’re not alone. Each year, nearly 2 million people undergo successful cataract surgery to restore clear vision. At Montgomery LASIK & Eye Care Center, the surgeon offers advanced technologies that make the cataract procedure safer and more comfortable with a fast recovery.



Recovery time is minimal thanks in large part to the contributions and advancements of ophthalmic anesthesia, the use of medication inside the eye, and developments in microscopic incision. The eye will take several days to weeks to heal completely. However, most patients are able to return to their normal lives within 48 hours of surgery! Please remember that no two eyes heal exactly the same and sometimes vision recovery can vary. It is important that you follow postoperative instructions and use the different eye drops as instructed. It is important that you refrain from strenuous physical activity and from rubbing your eyes during the first few weeks after surgery. Returning to an active lifestyle is one of the primary benefits of cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery Procedures at Montgomery Lasik

The Eyhance is a new kind of monofocal lens. Until very recently, there was only one kind of monofocal lens, so patients who wanted a standard lens only had one option to choose from.

The Eyhance is a midway point between a standard and premium lens. Instead of a completely uniform lens, the Eyhance lens slowly transitions from one refractive power on the edges of the lens and transitions to a different refractive power in the middle. Instead of relying on monovision from two opposite lenses, this monofocal lens allows for a similar effect in one lens.

The Eyhance IOL provides patients with improved distance vision, both when you’re looking at things that are far away and at an intermediate distance. It has an extended depth of focus, which means you can see better farther away instead of just at a middle, intermediate distance. This is a distinct advantage over standard

The Synergy IOL is a premium lens that recently became FDA approved that’s been available in Europe for several years. The Synergy IOL has high patient satisfaction rates and provides excellent vision.

Like many IOLs, it’s a lens that corrects presbyopia, and much like the Eyhance, it delivers a wide range of continuous vision. The Synergy IOL’s continued depth of focus offers the broadest range of vision of any IOL, including other popular premium IOLs like multifocal lenses and trifocals traditionally divided into different sections.

Because there’s no division between the different ranges of vision on the lens itself, the Synergy lens offers clear vision at all ranges with extra-sharp vision when looking at things up close. It also has superior contrast even in low light and can reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses.

If you want to truly get the most out of cataract surgery with a premium IOL, the Synergy IOL is one of the most advanced options available right now.

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Montgomery Lasik 334-387-2020
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  • Monday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM – 1:00PM