Cataract Surgery Is Now a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

The LenSX Femtosecond Laser

Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates is pleased to offer patients access to laser cataract surgery in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania region. Providing Pittsburgh with Laser Cataract Surgery, the LenSX Laser System eliminates the need to manually remove the cataract from the patient’s eye. This results in a faster, more accurate procedure.

With laser cataract surgery, we are able to perform the cutting of the eye for a comfortable, gentle and highly accurate alternative. With the laser, cataract surgery is performed with a reduced risk of complications. Patients also receive corneal topography, and treatment for astigmatism if needed, as part of their laser cataract surgical procedure.

Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) Options

Standard Monofocal Implants provide the patient with clear distance vision; but, they may still need corrective eyewear for near and intermediate vision.

Multifocal Implants give patients a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a full range of vision. These lenses allow clear vision for near, intermediate and far distances, and can eliminate or greatly reduce the patient’s need for glasses.

Scott and Christie and Associates was one of the first ten locations nationwide to offer the SYMFONY lens to patients that suffer from cataracts. The SYMFONY lens from Abbot Medical can reduce and in many cases eliminate a patients need to wear glasses after cataract surgery. The Tecnis SYMFONY Intraocular Lens was specifically developed to improve both the range and quality of vision.

In 2014 Scott and Christie participated in a clinical study that compared the SYMFONY lens to an aspherical monofocal lens. Compared to the monofocal group, the SYMFONY lens achieved greater improvements in near and intermediate vision. It also provided seamless day-to-night vision, a higher quality of vision, and demonstrated a low incidence of halo and glare.

These combined technologies provide patients with a fine-tuned, full range of vision.

IOL Comparison

Vision for Life

Our practice is uniquely positioned to customize your cataract surgery experience and deliver Life-Changing Vision.

More than 20 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataracts are readily managed by surgery. With today’s technology, however, cataract surgery can not only restore vision, but also actually improve patients’ quality of life. See below for the cataract solutions we have available.


We offer our patients the following technology options for a fine-tuned, full range of vision

Cataract Laser

Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates is one of the region’s most innovative and experienced eye physician and surgeon groups, delivering advanced, customized medical treatments with state-of-the-art ocular diagnostics and femtosecond laser technology designed to optimize vision.

Reflecting its commitment to evolving to best serve patients’ needs and expectations for longer, more productive lives, we are the first eye care practice in Western Pennsylvania to deliver cataract laser technology with the LenSx Femtosecond Laser.

Combining this technology with our ten years of cataract Multi-Focal Lens Implant technology experience, we can offer cataract surgery as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for patients to achieve better vision, removing cataracts and correcting refractive error all in one precise procedure.

The Difference between Traditional and Laser Cataract Surgery

Traditional cataract surgery, which is covered by Medicare and other insurances, involved the implantation of a single-vision implant lens, which provided good distance vision, but, most often, resulted in patients wearing glasses for reading, close-up tasks and, sometimes, distance vision. It also left patients with astigmatism, as the surgery didn’t correct this.

With the introduction of Multi-focal technology, providing patients with a full range of vision, combined with laser cataract surgery, they now have the opportunity to have a fined-tuned, life-changing experience.

With laser cataract surgery, many key steps of the procedure that were manually performed can be completed with precision using the laser (including simultaneous correction of astigmatism, if needed), leading to a customized vision treatment and a more gentle procedure. Surgeons with access to, and experience in, these combined technologies can offer patients a full range of vision, reducing the dependency on, or even eliminating, the need for eye glasses after surgery.

Cataracts Laser Surgery Comparison

Customized Laser Cataract Vision

  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Topography
  • Astigmatism Treatment
  • Multifocal Custom Implant

Decreased dependence on glasses!

Enhanced Cataract Vision

  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Topography
  • Astigmatism Treatment with Toric Lens

Reading Glasses for near vision

Traditional Cataract Vision

  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Topography
  • Astigmatism Treatment
  • Standard Monofocal Implant

Reading Glasses for near vision

Selecting a Surgeon

When selecting a surgeon to perform cataract surgery, patients should ask these important questions:

  • Can my surgeon explain to me all of my options?
  • Can my surgeon provide me access to the latest FDA-approved technology?
  • Is my surgeon experienced with both traditional and innovative cataract surgical techniques and eye care?

For patients of Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates, the answer to these questions is a resounding. “Yes.” Our physicians and staff walk patients through all of their options based on their individual needs and desires, educating them about the risks and benefits of each option. We offer the latest FDA-approved cataract laser and Multi-Focal Lens Implant technology.

This content has been reviewed and updated by the eye doctors at Scott and Christie

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