• The safest and most successful procedure performed today.
  • Typically an outpatient procedure, only a few hours are required from the patient's time.
  • Patients in general go back to their everyday lives quickly.


Cataract Surgery: The procedure

  • The patient will feel minimal or no discomfort.
  • First, a small incision will be made in the eye, which will allow the surgeon to use a small instrument (the size of the nib of a pen) to break down or wash away the blurry cataract.
  • As soon as the cataract is removed, an intraocular lens will be inserted though the same incision and will be secured in its permanent position.


Cataract surgery – What to expect? 

  • After the procedure, you will rest for a short amount of time before returning home.
  • You will need eye drops, given with prescription, to protect your eye from a potential infection and to help with the healing of your eye. For a few days, you might need a protective patch, so as to avoid rubbing your eye.
  • Typically, the doctor will examine the eye within 24 hours.
  • The patient should know that he will start experiencing a new visual system. During the first postoperative stages, his brain will learn to use the new way of processing visual information.



Cataract Treatment Options





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