Exactly what are Dr. Jay or Dr. Bennett doing during cataract surgery?
Dr. Jay or Dr. Bennett makes a tiny incision in the eye towards your ear that is about 2.4 mm in size. They then break up your natural lens with a tiny sound wave probe and gently vacuum out the cataract. All the instruments are very small and are viewed through a microscope. Once the lens has been removed, it is replaced with a tiny implant. If we did not use an implant, you would need thick glasses or contact lenses to see, as was done 20 years ago.
As noted above, we now have the choice of placing an implant to maximize your distance vision only or one to allow both near and distance vision (Multi-focal implants) without glasses after surgery. We also have Toric implants to compensate for your astigmatism.
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