Cataract surgery is performed in an outpatient surgery setting with a mild sedative and local anesthesia, allowing for rapid recuperation. After the pupil is dilated, a small incision is made at the edge of the cornea where the colored part of the eye meets the white of the eye. The outer shell or capsule of the lens is opened and the cloudy contents of the lens are removed by phacoemulsification with state of the art microsurgical instruments. The lens implant is injected into the clear capsular bag that previously contained the cloudy cataract. Minimal discomfort accompanies the procedure and good vision is usually achieved several days after the procedure, although full visual recovery may take longer. Eye drops are prescribed for you after surgery to prevent infection, control inflammation, and achieve the best visual outcome.
WHAT IS A LENS IMPLANT?
Over the past decade improved technology has greatly increased the safety and efficacy of the cataract surgical procedure. Now, premium lens implants offer an opportunity to dramatically reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery. Your cataract surgery is a once in a lifetime event, and the benefits of premium lens implants should be considered.
A lens implant replaces your natural lens. It is made out of acrylic or silicone and will last for the rest of your life. Many different types of lens implants are used today, and your surgeon will recommend the best lens implant for your eyes. There are two categories of lens implants – standard and premium.
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