Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful surgeries performed today. In the United States alone, there are 3.6 million cataract surgeries performed each year, and eye surgeons have been restoring vision through cataract removal for more than 75 years.
While the basics of cataract surgery have remained consistent, there are infinite possibilities when it comes to customization:
- Smaller, sharper and more precise tools now allow for micro-invasive cataract surgery which only requires an incision of a few millimeters and typically does not require sutures.
- Advanced technology in intraocular lenses (IOLs) improve near vision, distance vision or both.
- Laser-assisted cataract surgery uses 3D mapping to enable exact incision placement within the eye.
Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, your ophthalmologist is dedicated to helping you choose the type of procedure and IOL that suits your specific vision needs. After reviewing the results of a comprehensive eye exam and a thorough consultation, you and your doctor will agree on an individualized treatment plan.
Years of research and new technology offer two distinct benefits for today’s cataract surgery patients: shorter recovery time and less dependence upon eyeglasses. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you can resume normal activities with very little rest and recovery time. Because IOLs are created according to patient specifications and desires, it is possible for many patients to completely eliminate the need for glasses. This hope is what prompts many men and women to elect for early cataract removal, to allow them to enjoy clear vision sooner and longer.
Now that the term cataract surgery has a new meaning to you, it may be time to talk to your ophthalmologist. Come experience the cataract surgery that your momma always dreamed of: a custom-built lens for your eye using the newest techniques, and a quick recovery time!