Cataract surgery is performed on one eye at a time and involves removing the eye’s cloudy lens and implanting an artificial replacement lens to restore clear vision. This procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform, during which your doctor will use anesthetic drops to completely numb the eye. A small incision is then made in the cornea, from which point an ultrasonic probe is used to break up and remove the natural lens of the eye; this is a minimally invasive and safe process, causing little to no discomfort. An IOL implant, or intraocular lens, is then placed into the eye.
Once the procedure is complete, the incision will heal naturally which normally takes between 24 to 48 hours.
When the decision is made that it is time for cataract surgery, get the most value out of the procedure by choosing to receive a premium intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Traditional IOL’s incorporate your vision prescription for either nearsightedness or farsightedness, but you may still need to wear glasses to see at some distances. However, when you choose premium IOL’s, you will regain clear, crisp vision once again.
Your doctor will discuss with you the different IOL’s available for your needs to help you make an informed decision that is best for you!
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