Cataract Surgery, What to Expect…
Cataract surgery is performed under a microscope and involves two parts:
- First, the eye’s cloudy lens material is removed using an ultrasound probe
- Second, an artificial lens implant is inserted to replace the eye’s focusing power
Most routine cataract surgeries are performed using anesthetic eyedrops to numb the eye, instead of an anesthetic injection. A seditave is given relax our patients during the procedure which usually takes less than 20 minutes. Typically no stitches are required.
Eye drops are used after cataract surgery, and the patient is asked to avoid bending, straining or lifting heavy objects for a week. Your doctor will monitor your recovery at scheduled follow-up appointments.