Cataract Surgery Pioneer Mark Mandel, MD, Now Using the New Light Adjustable Lens in the Bay Area

The RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be adjusted for improved vision even after cataract surgery. As a longtime premium laser cataract surgeon, Mark Mandel, MD, of Optima Ophthalmic Medical Associates, has always been a pioneer in this field. He is pleased to be at the forefront of this exciting development in IOLs. 

For years, premium IOLs have been used in cataract surgery to replace natural lenses that have become clouded with cataracts. These IOLs have a set power that can correct for certain refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and allow patients to reduce their dependence on prescription eyewear. Until LALs, however, no premium lens could be adjusted after being inserted into the eye. LALs have light-sensitive molecules that can be manipulated with light. This enables Dr. Mandel to alter the shape and power of the LAL for improved vision.  

Following surgery, Dr. Mandel can adjust the LALs multiple times (sometimes only once is necessary) until finding the crispest vision possible for the patient. This allows the patient to stop wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses in most situations (though reading glasses may still be required for small print). 

By the age of 80, over half of all Americans have developed cataracts. Although cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision impairment, vision can be restored with a safe and effective cataract surgical procedure. Dr. Mandel is excited to offer even better care to his cataract patients thanks to the advent of LALs, well ahead of fellow ophthalmologists in Northern California. 

More About Mark Mandel, MD

Mark Mandel, MD, is a Bay Area premium cataract, LASIK and corneal specialist with offices in San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley and Concord. He is one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the state of California. After earning degrees at Oxford University and the UCLA School of Medicine, he completed his ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He is recognized annually as a "TOP DOCTOR" by Castle Connolly and is known among his peers as "the doctor's doctor" because so many of his patients are doctors themselves.   

To schedule a consultation for cataract surgery with or without LALs, please contact Dr. Mandel by calling 877-210-2020, extension 3, or by sending an email to [email protected].

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