What are Cataracts?
A cataract is clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which contributes to blurred, hazy and foggy vision. Located behind the iris and pupil; cataracts develop slowly as a natural process of aging. As you cataracts progress you may consider cataract surgery as a means to regain your lost visual clarity.
Is Cataract Surgery Effective?
Modern surgical techniques and custom selected intraocular lenses (IOL) provide patients various options to suit their needs. These advancements in technology allow many of our patients to be glasses free following cataract removal. EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa doctors have performed thousands of cataract surgeries. As a result, we are one of the premier providers of cataract surgery in Oklahoma offering Dropless cataract surgery.
What Are My Cataract Surgery Treatment Options?
Our ophthalmic surgeons at EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa are leaders in their field. With state of the art facilities, we are using the latest techniques which offer a safe and pain free procedure.
Today’s cataract surgery is a safe and painless procedure which allows for very little downtime and an easy recovery. EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa doctors will custom select lenses to suit your specific needs. This maximizes the visual result you can achieve. Helping us to provide the best visual results to suit your needs and expectations.
Extended Range Of Vision And Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Extended range of vision intraocular lenses can result in great distance and near vision without glasses following cataract surgery. These lenses provide an excellent range vision to suit most needs. With a traditional multifocal lens (IOL) you will notice some starbursts and halos around street lights and headlights. This has been dramatically reduced by the new generation of extended range of vision lenses. These starbursts and halos usually diminish with time and is much less with current extended range of vision lenses compared with older multifocal intraocular lens designs.
EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa has had great success with the Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision intraocular lens. This lens provides an excellent range of vision, producing less starbursts around lights at night time than other multifocal lens designs. Dropless Cataract Surgery is an advanced procedure which offers our patients the option of having cataract surgery performed with the medication being injected directly into the eye during surgery. This allows them to no longer need to take drops (or significantly less drops) after surgery. View Video
Traditional cataract surgery requires the patient to use multiple eye drops before and after surgery, often up to four times a day for a month or more. In most cases, Dropless Surgery eliminates the need to apply drops in patients who are having cataract surgery on both eyes. Besides the convenience, eliminating post-op drops can help lower the risk of infection and also save the patient between $200 to $400! EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa is one of the only practices providing Dropless cataract surgery in Oklahoma, and the results have been GREAT!
If you would like further information we are here to help. Call us at (918) 250-2020 our friendly team members are ready to discuss your personal needs.
Meet Your Surgeon
Dr. Dan Langley, D.O., F.A.O.C.O.
Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
An internationally recognized Board Certified Ophthalmology Fellow. He is highly skilled in a vast array of complex surgical procedures such as cataract, refractive, and oculoplastic procedures. Certified by a multiple laser platform, he performs the “Blade Free/All Laser” LASIK procedure and is also uniquely trained in surgical treatments for glaucoma, keratoconus, and presbyopia. Always at the forefront of innovation, Dr. Langley is the only Oklahoma FDA investigator for the new Refocus presVIEW scleral spacing procedure to treat presbyopia and is the first doctor in Eastern Oklahoma to use the Glaukos iStent and Trulign/Staar toric lenses. He is one of a few eye surgeons in the state certified to perform the Visian implantable contact lens (ICL) procedure as well as INTACS corneal implants.
Originally from Edmonds, Washington, Dr. Langley graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University where he played football and was an active member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. In 2002, Dr. Langley graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery and then completed his ophthalmology training in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his residency Dr. Langley earned awards for excellence in refractive and cataract surgery from Triad Eye Laser Center and Oklahoma State University’s Department of Surgery. Upon completion of his residency Dr. Langley also received the Lifelong Education award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association.
Previously he was Assistant Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director for the Department of Ophthalmology for the OSU Medical Center where he trained ophthalmology residents. His passion for restoring eye health does not stop there, for the last 5 years Dr. Langley has been one of the lead surgeons for a medical mission trip to Piura, Peru performing hundreds of surgical procedures for the Peruvian Catholic community. He has been named Best of the Best in Ophthalmology for the last six years, and has been one of the Top 40 professionals under 40 for Oklahoma Magazine and Tulsa Business Journal.
Dr. Kelli Dyer, D.O.
Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Clinical Retina Fellow
A Board Certified Ophthalmologist trained in the medical and surgical management of ocular disease. She is a skilled surgeon trained in many procedures including advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma, oculo-plastics, intraocular injections and laser eye surgery. In addition to her comprehensive ophthalmology training, Dr. Dyer is fellowship trained in the management of retinal pathology including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinal lesions, and retinal artery and vein occlusions. She performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including digital photography, angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate for retinal and optic nerve pathology. Dr. Dyer uses intraocular medications and performs laser eye surgery in the management of retinal pathology. She will discuss all appropriate treatment options with you and ensure your visit is informative and enjoyable.
Dr. Dyer, originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Oklahoma. She completed her medical school training at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences graduating in the top of her class. Dr. Dyer completed her ophthalmology residency through Michigan State University’s St. John Providence Health System, where she served as Chief Intern and Chief Resident. Dr. Dyer completed a medical retinal fellowship at the William P. Beetham Eye Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary through Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. At the Joslin Diabetes Center’s William P. Beetham Eye Institute, Dr. Dyer trained under Drs Lloyd M. and Lloyd Paul Aiello, the world leaders in diabetic eye disease research and management. There she participated in many research projects and study papers that help define today’s standard of care for diabetic retinopathy management.
Dr. Dyer is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Association. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.