If you have cloudy eyesight due to cataracts, it can impact virtually every area of your life–from reading to seeing your loved ones' faces.
Our doctors offer cataract surgery using advanced tools to restore your vision. Treatment is safer and easier than ever before.
Patients in the St. Louis, MO, region trust Cohen Eye Associates for their eye care needs. Find out how we can improve your vision...
What Are Cataracts?
A cataract occurs when protein deteriorates in the eye's natural lens, clouding your vision over time. For many people, cataracts are a natural part of aging and most people have some lens clouding after age 60.
As the eye's crystalline lens becomes opaque, an increasing amount of light is blocked from traveling through the cornea and reaching the retina at the back of the eye. Images are seen less and less clearly until vision has deteriorated significantly. Our ophthalmologist will be able to screen you for cataracts and discuss your treatment options.
Cataract Risk Factors
- Advanced age
- Prolonged sun exposure
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- High blood pressure
- Corticosteroid use
- Previous eye injury
- Previous eye inflammation
Cataracts Are a Widespread Issue
Most people over the age of 60 have cataracts.
Cohen Eye Associates provides an easy solution...
Are You Experiencing Vision Loss? Contact an Experienced Ophthalmologist
With advancements in technology, cataract treatment at our St. Louis, MO, office is easier than ever. Dr. Cohen and Dr. Buchser can perform cataract surgery on an outpatient basis with far less discomfort and inconvenience than treatment in years past.
To find out if cataract surgery can improve your vision, you can contact our office online.
Call Us Today: (314) 361-5003
"I am delighted to be able to drive again without glasses..." Advanced Eye Care in St. Louis, MO
I have really enjoyed my experiences at Cohen Eye Associates. Dr. Buchner is a spectacular physician with a great touch. I couldn’t even see out of my right eye and now I have 20/20 vision. Tomorrow I will have my left eye done and I expert to be without glasses for the first time in 50 years.
You can’t go wrong using Cohen Eye Associates!
I have been going to Cohen Eye Associates for some years for regular exams. The last time, I was told I needed cataract surgery. I had the same trepidation that many people have when they hear that they need surgery on their eyes, but it was easy and painless. I am delighted to be able to drive again without glasses. Cannot speak highly enough about my experience.View On Google
Who Should Consider Cataract Surgery?
Increasingly Cloudy Vision
Cataracts slowly grow over time, clouding the eye's naturally clear lens. If your vision is becoming progressively worse, it may be a sign you need a cataract removed.
Most of us take the ability to drive for granted, but it can become problematic for cataract patients. If you notice trouble driving, particularly at night, this can indicate you need prompt treatment.
Cataracts affect several aspects of your eyesight. You may be sensitive around bright lights, find colors dull or faded, or see glares and halos around lights. If you feel like you are having headaches due to increased light sensitivity, it may be a sign of a worsening cataract.
Do I Need Cataract Treatment?
Some patients have cataracts but don't think their vision is impaired enough that they need surgery. It can take months or years for some patients to make the decision to actually undergo surgery. When a person truly needs surgery, the team at Cohen Eye Associates can educate them on their vision deficit.
Why Choose Dr. Cohen for Cataract Removal
Decades of Experience
Dr. Cohen has practiced ophthalmology since the 80's. He brings nearly four decades of eye care and surgical experience to each patient who visits our office.
We make sure patients understand all aspects of care, including cataract prevention. Our office in St. Louis, MO, also uses state-of-the-art laser technology to enhance patient safety during the procedure.
Convenience and Affordability
Cohen Eye Associates will file insurance forms on your behalf to streamline the process. We also accept financing to keep cataract treatment affordable.
If You Have Cataracts, We Can Help Visit Cohen Eye Associates Today
If you have cataracts or have noticed a decline in your vision, it's important to meet with an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. This is particularly true of people with diabetes, hypertension, or any other factors that can increase your risk. Dr. Cohen can review your symptoms and determine the ideal treatment for your needs.
Our St. Louis, MO, office is here to help. Contact our practice online or request an appointment by phone.
Call Us Today: (314) 361-5003
"Dr. Bruce Cohen and his staff are always professional,
friendly, and helpful. Even when it's crazy busy in the office,
you are made to feel like you are the only one there.
"I fully trust Dr. Cohen and his diagnostic and treatment abilities, along with knowing when something is out of his ability to treat." Kristine Warnecke - 5 Star Review
What does the procedure involve?
Small Incision Cataract Surgery
We are proud to offer small incision cataract surgery to patients in the St. Louis, MO, area. Our innovative techniques are the least invasive means of treating cataracts.
The surgery itself is relatively quick and usually takes under 15 minutes. It is an outpatient procedure and you will be released to go home after resting for a short period of time at our surgical facility.
"The surgery itself is relatively quick and usually takes under 15 minutes."
Reducing Fear and Anxiety
We want you to feel safe throughout cataract removal surgery. Patients are administered sedation during the procedure to achieve a relaxed state. Some patients need a little, while others need more to calm their anxiety. Cohen Eye Associates will ensure you receive an appropriate amount of sedation based on your needs.
We Can Help You See Clearly Again Schedule a Consultation for Cataract Removal
Thanks to small incision cataract surgery, we can restore vision and improve your quality of life. At Cohen Eye Associates, you can expect state-of-the-art, patient-centered ophthalmology that puts your comfort and well-being first.
If you live in the St. Louis, MO, area and experience cloudy vision, glare, or any other symptoms of cataracts, contact our practice online. You can also reach us by phone.
Call Us Today: (314) 361-5003
"Dr. Cohen is an excellent clinician with decades of experience..." A Trusted Ophthalmologist Committed to St. Louis, MO
Always the care is superior and very considerate. The staff has an excellent working relationship with one another that is felt by the patients. They will go the "nine yards" and beyond. Every question is answered thoroughly. The three physicians are extraordinary, Cohen, Buchser and Noonan. I would recommend this practice as the best in St. Louis!View On Google
Dr. Cohen is an excellent clinician with decades of experience who truly cares about his patients. My husband and I are blessed to have Dr. Cohen taking great care of us and our eyes. Thank you.View On Google
Choosing Your Intraocular Lens
A monofocal lens has a single focus strength and is typically designed for clear distance vision. With this lens, you will generally still need glasses to aid with up-close tasks like reading. Cataract surgery with a monofocal IOL is covered under many insurance plans, meaning patients may not have out-of-pocket expenses.
A multifocal lens provides different refractive focusing strengths, adapting for near, medium, and long-distance vision. For patients with astigmatism, we also offer premium toric lenses. While choosing a premium lens can add to your treatment costs, many people find the benefits are worth the investment.
Your Premium Lens Options
At our St. Louis, MO, office, we are proud to offer our patients the latest, most advanced intraocular lenses in the field of ophthalmology. These lenses are versatile and provide superior refractive power. The premium IOLs available at Cohen Eye Associates include:
- Johnson & Johnson Vision Tecnis® Eyhance™ and Eyhance Toric
- Johnson & Johnson Vision Tecnis® Synergy™ and Synergy Toric
- Johnson & Johnson Vision Tecnis® Symfony and Symfony Toric
- Johnson & Johnson Vision Tecnis® Multifocal IOL and Toric Multifocal
- Bausch and Lomb enVista Toric®
- Alcon Acrysof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal®
Which IOL Is Right for Me?
There are many IOLs available. During your consultation at our St. Louis, MO, ophthalmology practice, Dr. Cohen will listen to your visual needs. Using the ZEISS IOLMaster 700 to make precise measurements and calculations, he will then make a recommendation on your best lens implant options.
Life after Cataract Surgery
The chances of complications from cataract surgery are low. However, like all surgery, the procedure does involve some risk. Cataract surgery may fail to improve your vision if you have underlying eye damage or suffer from other conditions like glaucoma or macular degeneration. Other risks include infection, swelling, dislocation of the artificial lens, and glaucoma. The doctor will perform an examination prior to the surgery to evaluate your ocular health and reduce the chance of complications occurring.
Typically, patients attend at least two follow-up appointments with the doctor: one the day after your surgery and another the following week to assess your recovery. You should notice an improvement in your vision within a few days, and the eye usually heals completely in eight weeks or less.
"Dr. Cohen and his staffs have provided excellent eye care for my wife and myself. We have enjoyed our annual visit to Dr. Cohen office greatly, and with a lot of fun." Larry Song - 5 Star Review