A cataract is a medical condition which can cause vision loss and cannot be treated with contacts or glasses. Vision deterioration caused by cataracts can be treated by modern cataract surgery. The procedure is safe and effective and are executed to more than 3 million cataract patients in the United States each year. The majority of these processes generate good visual results.
During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eyes which has become murky will be eliminated and replaced with an artificial lens which is called intraocular lens (IOL). This is performed to repair vision. It does not need an overnight stay in a medical facility and generally, is done on an outpatient basis. Most recent cataract processes involve the utilization of a high-frequency ultrasound machine that fragments up the murky lens into tiny softer pieces. These pieces are then suctioned away from the eye.
A certain procedure called phacoemulsification can be executed with tinier incisions than antecedent surgical methods for cataract removal. This promotes quicker healing and diminishes the risk of complications. When all the remains of the murky lens have been eradicated from the eye, the eye surgeon will then insert a translucent IOL. The artificial lens is placed firmly at the back of the iris and pupil. The cataract eradication process is completed by stitching the incision of your eye. A protective shield is positioned over the eye in the early stage for recovery.
At present, there are numerous femtosecond lasers that gained approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. These surgeries are approved to conduct operations without the need for surgical blades. Instead, lasers are used to remove the murky lens on the eyes.
Before any cataract surgery commences, a complete eye exam will be conducted to assess the total health of your eyes and the best treatment plan for you.