We also offer traditional | basic cataract surgery with a unique approach
This tried-and-true technique has been around for decades, giving wonderful results for tens of millions of patients. It involves removing the cataract inside the eye by phacoemulsification, and placing a clear IOL where the cataract once sat. The IOL used is determined by the measurements of the eye and is targeted to give the best distance vision possible. Patients who choose this option will possibly need glasses for distance and will definitely need glasses for intermediate (computer) and near (reading) vision. This procedure is considered covered by insurance and has no extra cost except a normal co-pay and/or deductible.
Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed vision correction surgeries and is highly dependent on the ophthalmologist surgeon’s skills, technique, volume and experience. Our Doctors perform cataract surgery without the use of needles, patches or stitches.
Because there are no needles, no injections, no patches and no stitches, it is a very safe procedure because there is no bleeding and high risk patients that are taking aspirin or anti-coagulates do not need to stop these medications prior to surgery. To ensure that cataract surgery is as comfortable as possible, two forms of xylocaine eliminates sensation inside. Numbing the eye is done without needles in order to maximize patient comfort. This allows the cataract removal procedure to be done without pain or needles.