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In the past, cataract surgery was just like many other surgeries, where the same surgery was provided for all patients. 


That has all changed in the past decade.   In cooperation with your surgeon, you can design your vision.  You can decide how your eyes see and what they do best.  But to take charge of the process you have to know how to identify and articulate your priorities.  You have to understand yourself, your eyes, and the technology available.    


Investing just 10 or 15 minutes of your time on this site will allow you to optimize your visual experience every waking moment for the rest of your life.   You may prevent yourself from making mistakes that cost you money unnecessarily, or leave you with undesirable side effects. 

Written in nontechnical language, this site was created based on my experience as a cataract surgeon. Since entering private practice in 1997, I have performed approximately 10,000 cataract surgical cases. I interviewed every patient preoperatively and followed every patient postoperatively.  

In this website I will teach you what my patients taught me, such as how your personality and lifestyle can affect the decisions you make.  I will help you understand the technologies that are available to you.  I will tell you about potential side effects that may occur with certain choices.  With this information, you will be able to confidently make important decisions about your cataract surgery in cooperation with your surgical team.


This site has no sponsors.   I have no financial interest in any of the devices, procedures, or concepts discussed inside and make no money from this site. Names of companies and products occur only when knowing them might be helpful to you. There are no corporate external links inside this website.

There is no particular order to view this site.  Start with a topic of interest to you and go from there!  If you are not sure where to start, click here to begin with Astigmatism.

Christopher Kuntz, MD 

Seattle, Washington

updated August 7, 2022

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