Cataract surgery has evolved into a precise vision correction procedure over the past decade, is performed as an outpatient procedure, and is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States every year. During cataract surgery, tiny instruments are used to break apart and remove the cloudy natural lens and replace with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataract Surgery Choices
At AVI, we offer the latest innovations for cataract surgery technology available. Our patients have the option to choose between having the traditional cataract removal or laser assisted cataract removal. It is important that you discuss your vision expectations with your eye surgeon to determine the right intraocular lens implant for you. This lens is inserted into your eye after your natural lens has been removed. Click here to learn more about the Advanced Technology lens implants offered at Advanced Vision Institute.
Your Cataract Surgery
Before your cataract surgery, your eye must be properly cleaned and dilated. A topical anesthetic is used before the small incision is made. An ultrasonic device will be inserted into the small incision to break up the hard yellow proteins that form the cataract and remove them from the eye.
A folded intraocular lens will be inserted through the original incision. This lens will replace your natural lens and stay in place inside your eye, providing you with clear vision after the procedure. You will not be able to feel or sense the implanted lens in any way. The small incision will then self-seal itself without the need for stitches.
Recovering from cataract surgery is fast and relatively easy. Most patients will notice improved vision with their new lens within the first 24 hours. It is important that you follow the postoperative instructions.
Give us a call or request an appointment online to schedule your cataract evaluation today!