Refractive Cataract Surgery in LA

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In premium cataract surgery, cataract removal is combined with vision correction surgery to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses for both far and near. This outcome is made possible through advancements in surgical technique, surgical equipment, and lens technology.

The advanced technology lenses (multifocal IOLs) can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The lens can also restore near vision, allowing you to read and use the computer without the reading glasses.

Dr. Paul C. Lee performs the Advanced Cataract Surgery in the comfort of his state of the art office surgery suite. The patients no longer have to endure the hassles and the higher expense of going to an unfamiliar hospital. Dr. Paul C. Lee applies the same precision and meticulousness for which he is well-known and respected in the field of refractive surgery to cataract surgery for the best outcome.

Optiwave Refractive Analysis System (ORA)

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Today’s cataract surgery is truly a miraculous procedure. Perfected over the past 50 years, we now utilize precision laser, advanced ultrasound, and wavefront technology to prepare and perform surgery. The outcome is a restoration of clear and youthful vision with vivid and bright colors as you use to see when young. Cataract surgery is not just for senior citizens but for those who wish to live an independent and active lifestyle.

Safe and

Modern cataract surgery is a safe and gentle procedure. The anesthesia is done with eye drops, and sedative medication can help you to relax. The entire procedure usually takes about 15 minutes, and you can resume most of your activities the following day. Your world will be transformed overnight as you take on a new brighter world free from glasses.


Bladeless Wavefront

Small Incision Lenticule
Extraction (SMILE)

Implantable Collamer
Lens (EVO ICL)

Refractive Cataract

Refractive Lens
Exchange (RLE)


Keratectomy (PRK)

Corneal Collagen
Cross-Linking (CXL)


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With tremendous advances in cataract surgery, we can now remove cataract and correct vision simultaneously. This procedure allows you to see clearly almost at all distances (reading, computer, and driving) without glasses. By restoring youthful and clear vision, Refractive Cataract Surgery is life-changing. Dr. Paul C. Lee applies the same meticulous attention to detail in Refractive Cataract Surgery as he does in LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

Yes, Refractive Cataract Surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism as well as the need for reading glasses. We aim to eliminate dependence on glasses, at almost all distances, for a lifetime.

There are mainly three different types of smart lenses used to restore youthful vision. They are EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus), multifocal, and accommodating lenses. The examples of lenses in these categories are Symfony for EDOF, PanOptix for multifocal, and Crystalens for accommodating. Recently, another class of lenses that utilizes the wavefront property to give a greater range received FDA approval. It is called Vivity lens.

You can ask Dr. Lee which lens may best address your needs.

There is no pain or discomfort during cataract surgery. The eye is made numb with drops, and additional anesthetic agents are given during the surgery. We also give you a mild sedative before the surgery to help you relax.

Yes, LASIK surgery can be done to sharpen your vision following cataract surgery.

Yes, you can get cataract surgery after LASIK. However, the planning for the cataract surgery, namely choosing the power of the lens to be used, becomes more complex. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep a record of your LASIK surgery. Pre-LASIK information can be helpful in planning for cataract surgery. Also, some special lenses (multifocal lenses) may not function as well in an eye that previously underwent LASIK.

We numb your eyes and help you keep your eyes open with a special device.
No, cataract surgery does not change the color of the eye.