REJUVENATE YOUR VISION
Once you have decided that cataract removal surgery is the right option for you, our office staff will schedule the date for your outpatient surgery.
The process for cataract surgery involves the following steps:
- Dr. Harris will create a small incision in the eye on the cornea’s side – just large enough for small surgical instruments.
- Once the incision has been made, Dr. Harris will gently peel off the lens’s front layer – allowing access to the lens’s inner areas, where the cataract has formed.
- Using a surgical tool, Dr. Harris will break up the cataract into smaller segments and will vacuum these smaller fragments out of the remaining good lens.
- Once all fragments of the cataract have been removed, a replacement lens will be inserted into the capsular bag where the natural lens used to be. In most cases, this is an intraocular lens, which is foldable and slips in through the tiny incision.
- Because the incision is so small, it is water-tight and does not require any sutures – particularly if a foldable lens has been used.
At Cataract Consultants, our goal is to restore your vision using the most appropriate method of treatment for your individual needs. While the most apparent benefit of cataract surgery options we offer is improved vision, for most patients, the most notable advantage is the improved quality of life that follows the surgery. Many patients are once again able to do the things they loved before cataracts impaired their vision.
Allow our surgery options to help you live a fuller life, complete with all the things you love! Clear vision allows for more independence and fulfilled satisfaction in life. Cataracts can contribute to loss of self-reliance as you may struggle to drive or perform essential daily tasks. Reclaim your freedom and self-sufficiency by getting your clear vision back!
Cataracts will progressively worsen over time, so it’s crucial to understand what cataracts are and educate yourself about the stages of progression. Truly understanding will help you treat symptoms early and help slow the progression of cataracts.
These are some of our most commonly received questions about cataracts and cataract surgery. Keep reading for some frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about cataracts and cataract surgery and maybe get some of your questions answered in the process!
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