With an estimated 19 million cases performed worldwide each year, cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical treatments in the world. Once a cataract reduces your vision, there are currently no medications, eye drops, glasses or exercises that will reverse this process. The only way to treat a cataract is to remove it surgically.
Modern cataract surgery is performed through a small incision, and the cataract is dissolved, using a tiny ultrasound probe and removed with gentle suction. Then, a new, perfectly clear, permanent intraocular lens is put in its place. This surgery is very quick, virtually painless, involved no bleeding and typically uses no sutures. Utilizing the most advanced technologies, the procedure is safer with faster visual recovery. These advances include: 1) The most thorough set of pre-operative testing, including measurement of eye power and intraocular lens sizing, using multiple, different measuring systems to ensure greatest accuracy. 2) Micro-incisional technology, which permits cataract removal through a 2 mm opening. This enables even faster sealing and recovery. 3) Use of advanced ‘cold’ and ‘tortional’ ultrasound which has demonstrated to result in less early ocular edema, and translate into greater safety and efficacy. 4) A comprehensive inventory of intraocular lenses to ensure a best product type to match your eye. Full visual recovery may take several weeks to stabilize, but most people see better and resume most normal activities the day after surgery.
Premium lens options - multifocal intraocular lenses offer patients the possibility of seeing at distance and up close without needing glasses after cataract surgery. This option may be discussed during your pre-cataract surgery examination.