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    Cataract Treatment

    Living with poor vision due to cataracts and relying on corrective glasses or contact lenses is not the optimal lifestyle for many people. Cataract treatment makes seeing clearly, looking your best, and experiencing life to the fullest an attainable reality.


    Over a million cataract surgeries are performed every day around the world. Modern technological advances have made cataract surgery a safe and effective procedure when performed by an experienced, specialized surgeon. Most patients who undergo cataract surgery enjoy improved vision with little to no complications.

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    Before Cataract Surgery

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    After Cataract Surgery

    Understanding Cataracts and Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

    Cataracts are a natural result of aging eyes, and one of the most common causes of vision loss. The condition causes the lens to become cloudy and opaque, greatly affecting the clarity of vision.


    For most people, changes in the quality of vision begin in the early 40s. This natural aging process is known as Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS). As we age, the clear lenses in our eyes become cloudy and opaque. This slow and progressive change happens to everyone at different rates.


    By the age of 80, more than half of all Americans have either developed cataracts or have chosen to utilize cataract corrective surgery to restore their vision and enhance their daily lives.

    Cataract Surgical Treatment

    The symptoms of early onset of cataracts may improve with a new corrective lens prescription, and by maintaining conditions of brighter light to facilitate better vision. If these interventions fail to improve vision and quality of life, we recommend scheduling an eye exam to discuss cataract surgery.


    During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens will be removed and replaced with a synthetic clear lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure usually takes about 15 minutes and is typically performed on an outpatient basis.

    What type of intraocular implants (IOL) do we use for patients?

    The type of lens used during your cataract surgery will depend on a number of factors, including your current vision and personal preferences. Dr. Romero offers several IOLs, including premium options, to meet the vision goals of every patient.


    Monofocal IOLs: These lenses correct distance vision in patients without astigmatism. Glasses or contacts may still be required for distance & reading after surgery.


    Premium Multifocal IOLs: These lenses focus at distance, intermediate, and near. They can also correct astigmatism, allowing most patients to be free of glasses and contacts after surgery. Some patients will still need glasses to work on a computer or tablet.


    Premium Toric IOLs: These lenses correct astigmatism and distance vision.


    Premium Extended Depth of Focus IOLs: These lenses provide patients with better vision across a broad range of distances. Some patients will still need glasses to read very small print.

    What to Expect After Surgery

    Patients will have a follow-up appointment the day after surgery, and then another appointment one week later to check vision improvements and address any concerns. An additional follow-up appointment will take place 4 to 6 weeks after surgery for a complete vision assessment.

    How long will my results last?

    The new intraocular lens placed in your eye at the time of cataract surgery should last for the rest of your life. In roughly 30% of patients, a condition known as Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) may occur. This condition happens when the capsule (the outer lining wall of the cataract) that is left in place to hold the IOL implant in place becomes cloudy, and vision quality may decrease. When clouding of the capsule occurs, a YAG Capsulotomy laser treatment is used to remove the cloudy membrane and restore your vision. This procedure is very minor, lasting only 2 to 3 minutes, and it is coved by most major insurances.

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    Meet Dr. Maria S. Romero

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    Maryland Optomitrist Dr. Maria S. Romero

    Maria S. Romero, MD is a compassionate, comprehensive ophthalmologist knowledgeable in all fields of ophthalmology, including glaucoma. She specializes in cataract and anterior segment surgery. Born in Argentina, and now a U.S. citizen, Dr. Romero received her initial training in ophthalmology in Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Argentina. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University in New Orleans before going on to complete a clinical and surgical fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. While at the Wilmer Institute she was involved in clinically significant research. Following her fellowship, she was selected to remain with the Wilmer Institute as a clinical faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Romero is an active lecturer with a national and international reputation, committed to education and the advancement of the field of ophthalmology. Her mission is to provide world-class care for patients with glaucoma and cataracts, focusing on individualized treatment for each of her patients. She holds herself to the highest medical standards, providing leadership, innovation, compassion, and excellence in everything she does.

    From Our Past Clients

    My husband had great experience at Precision Eye Care. Dr. Romero is a great doctor and I’m glad she was recommended to me. I will definitely recommend her to other people.

    Diane Goldstein

    Dr. Romero is the best doctor as she is very knowledgeable. She is very thorough and you can tell she truly cares about her patients. My cataract surgery with her went extremely well!

    Shirley Conyers

    My husband’s experience at Precision Eye Care has been great! Dr. Romero is an excellent doctor who is very caring.  

    Joan Small

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