Custom Cataract Surgery - Laser, Lifestyle Lenses, Toyos Nomogram

Over the past 20 years, Dr. R. Toyos has done over 40,000 cataract surgeries.  Dr. M. Toyos has done over 20,000 cataract surgeries.  Both doctors were named Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery by Ocular Surgery News 2016.   

Custom Cataract Surgery

Toyos Clinic is the only clinic in Tennessee with four FDA approved lasers for cataract surgery.  Dr. R. Toyos has performed more laser cataract surgery than any other surgeon in Tennessee.  Dr. M. Toyos was a partner in the largest practice in Kansas before moving to Tennessee to join her husband.   The Toyos Clinic Nomogram for Laser Cataract Surgery is used by surgeons throughout the world to program corrections on the laser to help patients attain spectacle freedom.  Dr. Toyos' research demonstrated that some patients are great candidates for laser cataract surgery but some patients are not.  The clinic demonstrated that a one size fits all approach to surgery leads to a percentage of patients with less than desirable results.  In surgery a patient's natural dysfunctional lens is replaced with a new artificial lens.  We have many choices of FDA approved implantable lenses that can achieve the desired goal of the patient.    Custom Cataract Surgery (CCS) requires special pre testing technology, statistical analysis, and access to the latest technology for surgery.  The final ingredient for CCS is a thorough discussion with the patient about their vision needs.  Then taking the scientific knowledge and patient goals we can schedule a surgery that can meet the patient's expectations.

What is a Dysfunctional Lens?

After the age of 40 many patients begin to experience decrease vision at near and sometimes at distance.  As we age our natural lens lacks the flexibility to focus correctly.  The condition worsens each year.  We have used our knowledge in Custom Cataract Surgery to perform Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) where a dysfunctional lens is replaced by a FDA approved advanced lens to attain spectacle freedom.  Patients that have RLE surgery will not need cataract surgery later in life because the artificial lens will never develop a cataract.  

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 - people over the age of 65 usually see a gradual reduction of vision. No one is exactly sure what causes cataracts. Although cataracts usually develop without apparent pain, some indications that a cataract may be forming are as follows:

  • Blurred or Hazy Vision
  • Double Vision
  • Poor Vision in Bright Light
  • Seeing Halos Around Lights
  • Yellowish Tinged Vision
  • Night Vision Difficulty

If visual impairment interferes with your ability to read, work, or do the things you enjoy, then you should consider cataract surgery. Surgery is the only proven means of effectively treating cataracts. Most of our patients find that cataract surgery is not an uncomfortable procedure, they are often amazed of how quick and easy the process is. Cataract surgery has a very high success rate.  Toyos Clinic is a certified Center of Excellence for its success rate in cataract surgery.  They have utilized Electronic Medical Records for Physician Quality Reporting System for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and have met the quality metric each time.

Cataract surgery has become one of the surgical procedures more oftenly performed across the country, with our no stitch - no shot procedure patients return to their normal lives as soon as the day after surgery.  The procedure consists of removing the cataract and replacing it with an artificial intra ocular lens or IOL. Toyos Clinic utilizes all the available lens and uses their correct FDA labeled names.  Some surgeons have tried to fool the public by illegally renaming FDA approved lenses to mislead the public.  We believe in full disclosure and transparency.  We offer Restor, Crystalens, Tecnis, Trulign Toric, Acrysof, Acrysof Toric, SofPort AO, Softec, Tecnis Toric, and others.  We are involved in FDA studies for new lenses.  We will inform you beforehand if you are a candidate for one of these studies and ask for consent if you are interested.  We emphasize that there is no such lenses as the Forever Young Lens, Fountain of Youth Lens, Progressive Lens, etc. All lenses are named with the approval of the FDA and can not be legally renamed by the doctor.  The doctors who rename lenses are just utlilzing the same technologies that are available to all surgeons and renaming it to deceive the public.

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