COVID - 19 Update

We are open and seeing patients on a limited schedule.

At Macy Eye Center, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns about coming in to the office.

THE STATE AND CITY GUIDELINES NOW PERMIT US TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE AND SURGICAL CENTERS UNDER STRICT SAFETY MEASURES.

We have instituted strict safety measures for the office as follows:

* Doctors and staff will be wearing KN95 masks and gloves. Patients will also be required to wear a mask. 

*Everyone entering the facility will be required to have a temperature check, including all staff members. 

* Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the facility.

* We will be limiting the number of patients in the office and the waiting area. Please do not bring visitors unless you need assistance.

*Breath shields have been installed on all our slit lamps to provide a barrier while examining your eyes.

*A deep cleaning in the exam rooms will be performed after every patient.

Stay Well and we will see you soon under the safest circumstances possible!

In order to ensure that all our patients have access to the care they need, Dr. Macy will be offering virtual consultations. If you would like to schedule a consultation or have any questions, please contact us at 310-657-2777 or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Cataracts

Cataracts can cause blurry vision and sensitivity to light, impacting your ability to read and drive. 

While cataracts can eventually cause blindness, this issue can be corrected through a safe and effective laser surgical procedure. 

At Macy Eye Center in Los Angeles, CA, our team of expertly trained doctors can correct cataracts and improve your vision. 

What are Cataracts?

The lens in your eye works much like the lens in a camera. It focuses light onto the retina, which then sends images to the brain, allowing you to see. A cataract is when your natural lens becomes cloudy and causes your vision to become blurry. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness.

Cataracts are a typical part of the aging process, which causes gradual clouding of your vision. However, it can also occur due to eye injuries, some diseases like diabetes, or medications.

At Macy Eye Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Jonathan Isaac Macy and Dr. Alexander Knezevic perform safe and effective laser cataract surgery using state-of-the-art technology and a variety of advanced intraocular lenses (IOL) to replace the cloudy natural lens and improve your eyesight.

Safe and Effective Treatment for Cataracts How Our Doctors Can Restore Your Vision

Our board-certified ophthalmologists remove the cloudy natural lens of the eye and position an intraocular lens, or IOL, in its place. This IOL is chosen to fit your visual needs for issues such as astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, or presbyopia.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Symptoms include but are not limited to:

Increasingly Blurry Vision

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Changes in Quality of Vision or Glare

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What to Expect During Laser Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery typically takes just 15 minutes.
Cataract surgery typically takes just 15 minutes.

Initial Exam

Before laser cataract surgery at our Los Angeles eye center, your doctor will examine and measure your eyes to determine the correct type and power of IOL for you. IOLs can be selected to correct near-sightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), irregular contour (astigmatism), and changes in the eye due to presbyopia.

Pre-Op

Patients will be advised to avoid certain medications and administer medicated eye drops as directed by the doctor. On the day of cataract surgery, patients should avoid eating or drinking. You will be provided with exact pre-op details during your consultation.

Anesthesia and Sedation

Topical anesthesia and IV sedation are used to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. You should not feel any pain during your surgery.

Cataract Removal

Using a femtosecond laser, an incision of 3mm or less is made, which allows precise ultrasonic or laser liquefaction of the lens and its removal.

IOL Placement

A foldable IOL is then inserted through the incision to replace the natural lens that was removed. No stitches are required as the incision will seal itself. Cataract surgery is completed in about 15 minutes.  

Post-Op

After surgery, a plastic shield will be placed over the eye for protection during recovery. Typically, patients leave with functional vision and minimal discomfort. There will be short-term limitations on exercise and wearing cosmetics, but most patients are back to their normal activities the next day. Your doctor will provide you with eye drops to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.

Cost of Laser Cataract Surgery

The cost of laser cataract surgery is typically covered by insurance, including Medicare, however, upgrading to an advanced technology IOL is usually paid for by the patient.

Basic IOL

Monofocal IOLs only correct for either nearsightedness or farsightedness, however, they are typically covered by medical insurance. Check with your insurance provider for more details.

Toric IOL

If you select a toric IOL to correct astigmatism, we charge $1,750 for the lens. Or we can correct astigmatism using our femtosecond laser for the same charge.

Multifocal IOL

A multifocal IOL, which acts much like progressive lenses in eyeglasses, is $4,200. This lens allows people to see both near and far so they are less dependent on glasses.

What Patients Say About Macy Eye Center In Los Angeles

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Terry Sullivan

2017

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Dr Macy is the the gold standard for all aspects of eye care. I dreaded having surgery and he and his excellent staff made it easy, almost pleasant. His follow-up care is also outstanding. I have learned that I can trust him completely.

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Adam Diamond

2018

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Extremely informative, didn't rush me out, and was there to answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable and at ease with the knowledge and professionalism Dr Macy showed. Front staff and optical department were also very helpful.

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Jonathan Isaac Macy, MD

Macy Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Isaac Macy is considered a leader in laser cataract surgery and LASIK. A clinical professor of ophthalmology at both USC and UCLA, Dr. Macy provides his extensive expertise to patients in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. He is affiliated with professional organizations, including:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Healthcare Professionals and Friends For Medicine in Israel

To schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, contact us online or call (310) 657-2777.

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