Cataract Center

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Cataract Surgery at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado

What is a Cataract?

Your eye lenses are made up of proteins and fluids that allow light to pass through the lens and focus on the retina. Over time, the proteins can start to clump together and diminish your vision. This is a natural process that occurs slowly over time. In fact, many people will suffer from slowly deteriorating vision for years and not realize that cataracts are to blame. This is a common condition that affects 50% of people over age 60.

Cataract surgery is currently one of the most commonly performed medical procedures, with over three million surgeries completed in the United States each year. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and can provide a wide range of vision correction options.

What Are The Steps of Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. At the Eye Center of Northern Colorado, we make sure your experience is anything but common. Through our state-of-the-art laser cataract surgery technology and some of the most experienced doctors in the state, you can feel confident knowing that your eyes are in good hands.

Each of our cataract surgeons is board-certified in cataract surgery and utilizes the most up to date technologies and treatments to Northern Colorado. Our practice was the first to bring laser-assisted cataract surgery to Colorado. This technology paired with ORA® ensures your surgery will be customized to you from start to finish. When restoring your vision, our doctors use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Cataract Procedure Step- 1 in Northern Colorado

Step 1

During cataract surgery, a small incision is made in the cornea. The Eye Center of Northern Colorado was the first practice in Colorado and one of the first in the country to implement revolutionary technology for this step: the LenSx® laser.

Cataract Procedure Step- 2 in Northern Colorado

Step 2

After the incision is made, a small ultrasonic device is inserted in the incision. The lens capsule, which is the front part of the lens envelope, is opened so that the lens material can be removed. The small ultrasonic device inserted into the eye is used to gently wash away the hardened yellow proteins that cause the cataract while the material is simultaneously removed from the eye.

Cataract Procedure Step- 3 in Northern Colorado

Step 3

Then, a pre-determined Intraocular Lens (IOL) is inserted into the eye. This new lens will remain inside the eye, allowing light to be clearly focused on the retina and providing clear vision at the desired distance.

Cataract Procedure Step- 4 in Northern Colorado

Step 4

The IOL will not move and can’t be felt or sensed in any way by the patient. Once the new lens is in place, where your natural lens used to exist, the opening will self-seal without the need for stitches.

Intraocular Lens Packages (IOLs)

See whats included in our intraocular lens packages below and discuss with your surgeon the best option for you.

Single Vision Package



Astigmatism Reducing Package



Multifocal or Accommodative Package



Light Adjustable Lens Package



Make The Best Choice For Your (IOLs)

How Life Can Change After Cataract Surgery?

After cataract surgery, many people find that they have a new lease on life and are able to do things they were not able to do before. Some of the benefits of cataract surgery include:

Improved vision: After cataract surgery, many people find that their vision is significantly improved. This can allow people to return to activities they enjoy, such as reading and driving.

Increased independence: For many people, cataract surgery can lead to increased independence. This is because they no longer have to rely on others to help them with tasks such as reading and driving.

Improved Quality of Life: Cataract surgery can improve the overall quality of life for those who undergo the procedure. This is because people often have a renewed sense of independence and a better quality of vision.

Eye Center of Northern Colorado

Why Choose us for Cataract Surgery?

Our team at Eye Center of Northern Colorado has helped thousands of people see more clearly. Our cataract surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained, so you can rest assured that you will be placing your eye health in good hands. We take time to fully research new technologies and implement the very best options for our patients. We focus on your desired visual outcome to select the right technology to correct your vision imperfections with greater accuracy and safety than ever before.

Meet Our Doctors

Ophthalmologists at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado are fellowship-trained and offer care in many areas of specialty, medical, and surgical care.

FAQs -  Cataracts Surgery

The symptoms of cataracts include blurry vision, dull colors, glare from sunlight or lamps, and glare while night driving. Cataracts will eventually cause blindness if left untreated.

No. You cannot prevent cataracts from forming. This is a natural process that occurs to most people over age 60. After the clouding of the lens begins, it is impossible to return the lens to its original clear state with medications. Cataract surgery is the only way to improve your declining vision when you have cataracts.

The LenSx® laser allows our surgeons to automate some of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery using real-time, 3-D visualization for truly customized treatment. This results in better vision outcomes for our patients.

Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) technology allows our doctors to provide real-time intraoperative measurements of your refractive error after the cloudy lens is removed – during surgery – so we can adjust the power of your replacement lens if necessary. This allows for a completely tailored procedure for you.

Patient Testimonials

If you have a baby with eye problems, this is the place to go and Dr. Patrick Arnold is the man to see. Our nine-month-old son has exotropia and today he had the surgery to help fix it. Everything went as perfectly as any parent sending their baby into surgery could possibly hope for. I’m mostly writing this review as a thank you to the nurses we worked with when we were in there.
Ashlie S.
Pediatrics Eye Care
I do a lot of outdoor activities in Colorado and with the dry air, my contact lenses were almost unbearable at times. That led me to looking in having LASIK surgery. The process was smooth and convenient. Now I can enjoy my activities with clear vision and pain free.
Dr. David Sehr
LASIK Surgery
Dr. Arnold has been our saving grace with our son. We were referred to him by our eye doctor in Cheyenne, WY when we could get to the bottom of why my son’s eye wasn’t healing from what we thought were scratches. He has taken such great care of our son. He is so patient and makes the young patients and their parents feel as ease. So thankful for him.
Jason R.
Pediatrics Eye Care
As a radiologist, my career depends on my vision. I had always wanted to rid myself of my glasses but was hesitant to take the plunge. After several of my partners had the procedure done and reported great results, I had my LASIK done with Dr. Robinson. After wearing glasses for 35 years, it is wonderful to be able to see the world without them.
Bruce Berkowitz, MD
LASIK Surgery
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