Have you been diagnosed with Cataracts and wonder what the surgery is like?
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
- The procedure typically is performed on an outpatient basis.
- Most modern cataract procedures involve the use of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks up the cloudy lens into small pieces, which are then gently removed from the eye with suction.
- Once the cloudy lens is removed, the cataract surgeon inserts a clear intraocular lens.
- An uncomplicated cataract surgery typically lasts only about 15 minutes. But expect to be at the surgical center for 90 minutes or longer.
- You will be prescribed medicated eye drops to use several times each day for a few weeks after cataract surgery.
- During at least the first week of your recovery certain activities are restricted.
- Your glasses prescription will change after Cataract Surgery.
Make sure you visit our Doctor of Optometry after Cataract Surgery to get a new prescription to help you see better.