Cataract Phakoemulsification with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Cataract surgery is our most frequently performed surgical procedure. Clouding of the natural lens in your eye is a natural aging process, just like wrinkling of the skin.


Images you see will be less clear, like looking through dirty glasses. You may also be more sensitive to glare from point sources of light such as car headlights.


Cataract surgery involves exchanging this cloud lens for a new, clear lens.

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The new lens will usually have a power closer to your eyes focusing needs than your natural lens. This means that many people will need much weaker glasses to see well after the surgery than they used to need. It’s very important that you discuss your vision requirements with your surgeon about this issue.

Surgery is usually done at an out patient surgery center and not in the hospital. This keeps you away from the extra expense, surgical time, and infection risk of the main hospital. The surgery time is very quick, lasting 10-15 minutes. You can go home right after surgery in most cases. Vision will be blurry the first day, then gradually get better and better!