Can you imagine regaining youthful vision? With cataract surgery, it’s now possible. In fact, this surgery dramatically improves eyesight in 95% of patients, regardless of age. Cataract removal is one of the safest, most effective and most commonly-performed procedures available today.
What are the steps of the cataract surgery?
Before the procedure, eye drops are administered to dilate pupils. This step may trigger light sensitivity and blurred vision. Following this, additional eye drops will be used to anesthetize the patient's eyes.
The surgery itself consists of four easy steps:
Step 1 – The surgeon creates a tiny incision in the eye, where the lens will be inserted.
Step 2 – The surgeon uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to remove the natural crystalline lens of the eye. Through this specialized and precise instrument, called a phacoemulsifier, the natural lens is then removed.
Step 3 – The natural lens is replaced with a new foldable artificial lens.
Step 4 – The new lens unfolds and takes the place of the aged natural lens, for an easy and smooth transition. The procedure is completed, with no stitches required, allowing for a speedy self-healing process. The procedure generally takes less than 15 minutes per eye.
Please note that those who have had surgery will not be allowed to drive home following their procedure and must arrange for transportation ahead of time.
RESULTS FOLLOWING CATARACT SURGERY
The once-cloudy lens that caused faded or blurry vision is now replaced with a clear lens restoring the patient's vision. Cataract procedures also offer a quick recovery period: within hours of the surgery, the incision has usually begun to heal. Most patients are able to resume day-to-day activities just 24 hours after the surgery.
If you are interested to learn more about or to find out if you are a candidate for the cataract surgery, book a free, no-obligation consultation today.