What’s new in cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is a quick and painless procedure. It is done as an outpatient in a hospital or surgical center. Our doctors generally we do not need to use shots around the eye, stitches or patches afterward. While the procedure gets quicker and safer all the time, the newest advancements in cataract surgery involve the types of implants inserted at the time of surgery.
During cataract surgery, the natural lens is liquefied with a tiny ultrasound machine and removed with gentle suction. We then insert a small plastic implant to restore your vision. Without an implant, you would require thick glasses or contact lenses after surgery as was done 20 or more years ago. We have long been able to correct distance vision with these implants using a Standard implant, but now can correct for astigmatism with Toric implants and even for reading with Multi-focal implants.
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