The first step in the cataract surgery procedure is to apply eye-drop anesthesia to the eye, then places a micro-incision on the clear corneal tissue. Placing the incision on the clear cornea, where there are no blood vessels, means that patients who are on blood thinners do not have to interrupt their medication regimen to reap the benefits of cataract surgery.
Cataract Surgery ProcedureThis incision serves as a portal for introducing a delicate probe that uses highly advanced torsional ultrasound technology to emulsify the natural lens. Gentle suction removes the lens material, creating a place for the IOL. The IOL is introduced through the same small incision, which begins to heal immediately without the need for stitches to secure it.
The entire cataract surgery procedure is accomplished within a matter of minutes, recovery is rapid, and patients can resume their normal activities the day after surgery.
If both eyes need to be treated (cataracts usually develop in both eyes), surgeries are usually scheduled a week apart.
Contact Behler Eye and Laser Center today to set up an appointment with Dr. Behler to discuss options for cataract surgery procedures.