cataract surgery

Advances in Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is only performed once in a person’s lifetime, so it is important to consider your lens options.

Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Today’s lens technology enables cataract patients to not only replace their clouded lens with a clear plastic lens, but also correct other vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Today you can customize the cataract procedure to your personal vision needs using advanced cataract intraocular lens (IOL) technologies.

There are new lens options for lens replacement surgery. Which intraocular lens (IOL) is right for you depends on your lifestyle as well as your vision needs. Medicare covers most of the standard cataract surgery. If you want freedom from glasses and contacts, there will be an additional charge for the advanced cataract lenses.

Studies have shown cataract surgery can not only improve vision but also decrease falls, car accidents and improved overall happiness with the ability to do activities they were unable to do because of their poor vision.

Griffin Eye Center, Ophthalmic Surgeon, Neil B. Griffin, M.D., is a cataract, cornea, and LASIK specialist. He is committed to providing world class surgical technology and the most advanced vision diagnostics to the North and South Carolina areas. Patient care and education is our practice number one priority.

Dr. Neil Griffin has many firsts in the Myrtle Beach area such as implanting the newest Intra-Ocular Lenses (IOL) for advanced cataract surgery. Since Dr. Griffin has experience with the latest advanced technology lenses, he can offer more options to his patients.

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He is one of the first in the US to offer the Zepto® microsurgical technology for advanced cataract procedures, he is one of the first in the region to offer the RXSight® Light Adjustable lens which is customized vision after your cataract surgery and is also the first in South Carolina to offer the latest advancement in laser vision technology with the combination of both the Wavelight® EX500 and the VisuMax® laser. We are locally owned, operated and the only center in the local region to provide a state-of-the-art on-site LASIK suite.

Dr. Griffin served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America as a US Navy Flight Surgeon. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and Fellowship trained.  The National Consumer Advisory Board named Dr. Neil B. Griffin one of America’s Best Physicians and has won over twenty-six multiple distinction awards.

Dr. Neil B. Griffin received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and completed his residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his highly specialized fellowship in cornea and external disease from the University of Texas in Houston.

To learn more about cataract procedures or LASIK surgery visit or call (843) 449-6414.