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Cataract Surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange

Advanced Cataract Surgery

Dr. Furlong has been providing Cataract Surgery since 1994. Since 2013, he has been offering his Cataract patients the option to choose Advanced Lifestyle Lenses and Laser Cataract Surgery.

Laser Cataract Surgery is an exciting advancement that automates certain steps and offers unmatched precision, control and safety. This innovative laser technology allows the surgeon to create completely customizable microsurgical incisions with precision and reproducibility that is not possible with conventional techniques.

The advantages are especially evident when it comes to high-tech, premium implants such as presbyopia-correcting multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) and accommodating IOLs. These advantages can include better lens placement and therefore, more accurate visual outcomes.


Laser Cataract Surgery

The femtosecond laser first maps your eye to create a customized surgical plan with a sophisticated, three-dimensional image. This image offers high-resolution and even cross-sectional images to make the Cataract Surgery as precise as possible. This is important not only for accuracy but also for increasing the likelihood that the incision will be self-sealing at the end of the procedure, reducing the risk of infection.

This specialized surgery can treat patients with cataracts and astigmatism.


Refractive lens exchange

Some patients choose Advanced Lifestyle Lenses before they develop cataracts. This allows them to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses now and also eliminates the need for Cataract Surgery at a later date. It is usually recommended as an alternative to LASIK for people over the age of 50 who are nearsighted or farsighted. Patients who have never worn glasses and now use reading glasses are also good candidates for this procedure. This surgery is known by several different names including Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Intraocular Lens (IOL) Surgery, Clear Lens Extraction, Refractive Lensectomy and Presbyopic Lens Exchange.

* An independent Cataract Surgery with Advanced Lenses study found 80% of patients who received the AcroSof ReSTOR intraocular lens never had to wear glasses.


Advanced Lifestyle Lenses

Advanced Lifestyle Lenses are an exciting, revolutionary option for anyone needing Cataract Surgery. Cataract Surgery removes the eye’s natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens implant. Unlike monofocal lenses, which only focus at a single distance, Advanced Lifestyle Lenses improve vision at all distances and 80 percent of patients choosing Advanced Lifestyle Lenses won’t need to wear glasses at all after surgery.* It’s a great choice that lasts a lifetime! This procedure can also treat astigmatism.

Cataract Surgery is a medical procedure covered by your insurance and Medicare. Choosing Laser Cataract Surgery or Advanced Lifestyle Lenses is an elective upgrade to your Cataract Surgery. Medicare or your insurance will pay for the Cataract Surgery and you will be responsible for the cost of the upgrade.


Cataracts

Lens of eyeImpaired vision with cataractNormal vision after Cataract SurgeryA cataract is formed when the natural lens of the eye hardens and becomes cloudy, resulting in a loss of visual function. Cataracts are a normal part of aging and about 50 percent of all Americans over 65 have cataracts, as do 70 percent of those aged 75 and over. Cataracts can affect all ages, however, they may also result from injury, heredity or certain medications.

A cataract is painless and usually develops gradually over several months or years. The beginning of a cataract in one or both eyes may cause decreased night vision, impaired depth perception and increased color distortion. There is no single, objective test for cataracts. A doctor analyzes patient symptoms, performs a regular eye exam and may test for glare disability and contrast sensitivity to make a diagnosis.

If you have a cataract, it doesn’t necessarily need to be removed immediately. A stronger eyeglass prescription may help improve vision or be treatment enough. Cataract Surgery can almost always be postponed until you are unhappy with the way you see. If you do have surgery, it is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The clouded lens is fragmented using a high-frequency ultrasound probe and then removed. An artificial lens is then implanted to take the place of the lens that was removed and the whole procedure takes about 20 minutes. Since the incision is self-sealing, the surgery is usually completed without stitches. It takes a few weeks for the eye to heal completely, but the patient is able to return to normal activity soon after surgery.


Monofocal Lens

Traditionally, lenses used in Cataract Surgery have been monofocal, allowing the user to see well at a single distance. Patients with monofocal lenses usually choose to have their natural lenses replaced with lenses that allow them great distance vision. These patients will wear reading glasses for up close and intermediate tasks. Advanced Lifestyle Lenses have now been available for almost 10 years and can be used in lieu of monofocal lenses. They offer better results by improving vision at all distances and eliminating the need for glasses for over 80 percent of daily activities *.

Cataract Surgery has an overall success rate of 98 percent. It provides improved quality of life for millions of Americans each year by increasing independence through improved vision.

Special thanks goes to the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health for the photos simulating the impact of this eye disease.

 

Lori T.
San Jose, CA

9/6/2020
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The whole process of my lasik journey from start to finish at Furlong was amazing! They have taken the necessary covid precautions to ensure that you & the staff are entirely safe. I'm 2 days postop and I love my new eyes! It's the best investment money can buy! Thank you to the entire Furlong team! I couldn't be happier with the results. 

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Rachel T.
San Francisco, CA

8/8/2020
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i chose to go with furlong because i have friends who've gone to him and had really good experiences. when it comes to my eyes and quality of vision for the next 20 years, i'm willing to pay for security and quality…i was able to use hsa to pay so that's definitely helpful. i had a great experience overall and i hope this review is helpful for anyone who's unsure!

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Kristin B.
San Jose, CA

8/1/2020
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I'm thrilled! Just had my surgery yesterday and woke up with perfect vision. Everything is meticulously clean here. I started before COVID and had surgery during COVID. Very impressed with how this office quickly adapted to necessary health precautions and kept on providing excellent service. Dr Sane did my surgery. She explained everything, including during the surgery.

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Seneca K.
San Jose, CA

6/4/2020
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I've had such a positive experience at Furlong and I will recommend them to everyone! I've had a few consultations at various places and Furlong was the only place where I felt comfortable and safe the moment I walked in. They have numerous protocols in place and it feels safe and sanitary. Get your consultation at Furlong and you won't regret it!

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Jake B.
San Jose, CA

6/3/2020
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I just finished my last check up since my advanced PRK surgery.  The whole process was amazing and I now have greater than 20/20 vision. Dr. Furlong read about studies in which my eye condition would not be ideal for LASIK and recommended PRK.  I'm glad that the doctor stays on top of his research and recommends the best option to his patients. Office staff was always helpful and I highly recommend this place to anyone thinking about LASIK or PRK.

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Micaela R.
San Jose, CA

5/26/2020
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SANITARY & LIFE CHANGING!!!!! No need to wait this thing out. 

The entire staff was extremely thorough about all the necessary safety measures put in place to keep everything sanitary, and most importantly, everyone safe. It was even comforting to see them disinfecting stations right in front of me! I'm now Day 5 post-procedure and I am asking myself why I waited so long!!!!!! Both Dr. Sane and Dr. Furlong were so helpful in answering all my questions and making sure I felt comfortable throughout my entire experience!

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Danielle B.
San Jose, CA

5/5/2020
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If everything going on with Covid19 has made you consider holding off on your visit I'm here to say it shouldn't. I had my 6 month post lasik follow up today, they screen you onsite and check your temperature even before you enter the lobby. They monitor all employees as well!

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Drew E.
San Jose, CA

2/1/2020
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Dr Furlong and his team did a great job performing lasik. I hated wearing contacts and I'll hopefully never have to wear any again. I don't regret regret coming here one bit. They are highly experienced and made this procedure seem easy.

Gene F.
Milpitas, CA

12/30/2019
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I'm giving Dr. Furlong and the staff at Furlong Vision Correction five stars for restoring my blurry vision to what is now perfect vision. Prior to the surgery in October (which only took ten minutes overall - in and out and you're done,) my vision was terrible due to the formation of cataracts

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Jaibe B.
San Jose, CA

2/26/2020
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I cannot thank Furlong Vision Correction and most especially the staff and Dr. Sane for giving me the gift of vision.

The process, the anxiety, the research all led me to finally getting LASIK. First off my wife and our very good friend all got LASIK & PRK with Dr. Sane. She has done a really good job in every step of the process.

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Morgan K.
Gilroy CA

2/8/2020
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Very happy with Furlong Vision. My Boyfriend went and saw Dr. Sane and she was wonderful! She explained the Cornial Cross Linking (CXL) very well. The tech that helped us prior to seeing Dr. Sane was wonderful as well. Very polite, attentive, and very informative in everything he was doing.

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Renae M.
Santa Rosa, CA

3/19/2020
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I highly recommend getting LASIK at Furlong Vision! Dr. Furlong and his staff were all calm, professional, and helpful throughout the entire process. I got LASIK about 4 weeks ago and my vision is great and eyes are healed.

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Jerry M.
Santa Cruz, CA

11/15/2019
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Dr. Mona Sane.....a perfect 10!......she and everyone connected with my experience was a 10!.....the front desk folks, the technical staff, the equipment at the office location, the surgery facility....all were a 10! Very little pain involved and the outcome has been outstanding.....highly recommend to anyone in need...

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Ashley Y.
Mid-city, San Diego, CA

11/14/2019
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Had LASIK back in 2017 with Dr. Furlong. A family member recommended him and I would definitely go back to Furlong again if I need to. I used to have a -6 prescription but now my vision is near perfect.

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Teresa N.
Milpitas, CA

11/4/2019
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I couldn't be happier with my experience here. I put in a LOT of research before choosing to move forward with Furlong - you only get one pair of eyes, and I wanted to ensure I was leaving them in good hands. I was sold on not only their excellent reputation but their impressive, state-of-the-art technology.

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Raylina B.
Gilroy, CA

10/25/2019
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From my grandmother: Dr. Mona Sane thank you very much for the cataract surgery that you performed on my eyes. I appreciate everything you did, as well as the incomparable care you gave me. It was excellent!

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Brenda M.
San Francisco, CA

10/26/2019
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This place is amazing! Thank You so much Dr. Furlong for the great experience! I had lasik surgery yesterday due to my high astigmatism.

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Danielle B.
San Jose, CA

10/31/2019
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I had my procedure last Friday morning, I was scared and really nervous. Everyone at Furlong did a great job of comforting me. If anyone is considering having this procedure I would completely recommend it. It was so quick and the recovery has been very easy. Dr. Furlong is and his staff are nothing short of amazing.

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Akeem S.
San Jose, CA

1/31/2019
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I was incredibly nervous leading up to having the Lasik procedure done. Melody who is one of the staff members was so supportive and reassuring throughout the entire process. On surgery day she had me in tears from laughter and so I was so comfortable leading up to the procedure. The procedure went so smoothly I was...

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Brian S.
Capitola, CA

12/8/2018
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I could not recommend Dr. Furlong and team any more highly. Incredibly friendly and personal team, with effective and focused service, and the most frictionless simplest surgery I could ever imagine having. I am less than 24 hours after my surgery - and the results are incredible. I am looking for to taking my...

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Bruce F.
San Francisco, CA

2/17/2019
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Dr. Sane performed my laser cataract procedures at El Camino Surgery Center. Quick, painless and instant perfect vision!  I have never had a better medical experience!

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Lydia A.
San Jose, CA

1/28/2019
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I had Lasik done with Dr. Sane ten days ago at Furlong Vision and I am absolutely pleased. From the initial consultation to the actual procedure and after care. They have snacks and drinks in the waiting room, everyone is so kind and passionate about their work. I felt very welcome and they were great about answering...

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Mer D.
San Francisco, CA

4/8/2019
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Furlong Vision took care of me so well. Pre op, you'll have so many questions, possibly even some doubts, but the information and patient onboarding process is so smooth that you'll equipped to face anything. They aren't there to swindle you out of your hard earned dollars!! Nono. They are here on the singular mission...

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Nicole R.
Los Angeles, CA

3/25/2019
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I just had my annual eye exam - I still have 20/20 following this procedure, and my optometrist always says "your surgeon did an excellent job!" :)

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Solomon A.
San Jose, CA

3/15/2019
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We did an extensive research for my wife's Andreja important step as eye Lasik surgery is. We included Furlong Vision in that research. It was also recommended by our friend Melissa who did her Lasik with them many years ago and is still excited with the whole experience and results.

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Tu-Anh N.
San Luis Obispo, CA

3/25/2019
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My LASIK experience at Furlong Vision was beyond amazing. Everybody at the center including the technicians, assistants, Dr. Patel, Dr. Shen, and Dr. Furlong made sure I felt comfortable and confident in my decision to get refractive surgery every step of the way. My vision correction has been life changing, I can...

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Lauren S.
Downtown, Campbell, CA

3/28/2018
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Dr. Furlong and his entire staff have changed my life! After 11 years of dealing with contacts and glasses, I finally took the Lasik plunge and am SO thankful I did! Dr. Furlong and his staff were so informative, friendly, and reassuring. They made everything so easy and made me feel 100% comfortable...

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Nlramesh R.
Mount Hope KS

4/7/2018
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Amazing doctors and staff.  Dr. Mona Sane did my cataract surgery and she was absolutely awesome!! The staff at Dr. Furlong's and at the surgery center were super professional and you just knew you were going to be alright at the end of the procedure.  The post op care was just excellent !! If...

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McKinley S.
Marina, CA

2/16/2018
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I had Lasik 1 year ago and I am still amazed by how well I can see. I have worn glasses and contacts for many years.  I could see well with my contacts so I was expecting to see like that after Lasik. What I didn't expect, was how much better I see now after Lasik. The quality is SO MUCH BETTER. I...

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Kim M.
Santa Clara, CA

1/30/2018
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This review is long overdue. I actually had my surgery done about a year ago. I had been told for several years from various optometrists I would never be able to even have the surgery because of an eye condition. But when I started to see Dr. Ratra at Dr. Gold & Associates, she referred me to...

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Jennifer B.
Prescott, AZ

1/16/2018
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In October I underwent LASIK surgery with Dr. Furlong and his staff and I couldn't be happier. It has been life changing after 23 years of wearing contacts and glasses. I had a high astigmatism prescription and at my first last post op checkup about a two months post op I was at -20/20 in the left...

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