Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. In our state-of-the-art surgical center, the physicians at Eye Care Associates can perform this delicate procedure on an out-patient basis.
Our ophthalmic surgeons utilize the “no-stitch” technique to minimize discomfort and speed the recovery process. During the procedure, the cataract or clouded lens is removed through a tiny incision using a special piece of equipment and technique called a phacoemulsification. This instrument uses ultrasonic vibrations to break apart the natural lens and vacuum it from the eye. The foldable implant is then inserted through the small incision. Once inside, the implant unfolds and is placed into its permanent position. The incision that was created is so small that it seals itself and no stitches are required.
In the past, cataract patients only had the option of a monofocal intraocular lens implant. Monofocal meant that they would only be correcting vision for near or far and would most likely still require glasses. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, patients now have a choice in lenses. New multifocal/accommodating intraocular lenses have the advantage of allowing people to be able to see near, far and intermediate distances after surgery, often without the use of glasses.