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Cataract Surgery

Healthy & Cataract Lenses Cataract surgery is considered one of the most predominant and highly successful procedures for improving vision. In fact, a recent study by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons reported that 98% of cataract patients had their vision successfully improved following surgery. Many of our cataract center patients report that their vision is even better than it was before they developed cataracts due to the vision-correcting nature of the surgery.

The procedure begins with a single minuscule incision, one so small it often does not need a suture to heal. This “no-stitch” technique is used because sutures can sometimes alter the shape of the cornea, causing delayed recovery and/or astigmatism. For safety reasons, in some cases a suture is necessary and is painlessly removed at the 2 week post-operative visit. Through the incision, your cataract surge then inserts an ultrasonic microsurgical instrument that breaks the cloudy lens into pieces. He then vacuums these tiny pieces out of the eye and implants the lens.

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

Cataract Surgery Jacksonville

Once the cataract is out, you will need a new lens in order to focus after surgery. Artificial lens implants—made of plastic-like materials—are used to restore your ability to focus after surgery. These implants come in many different strengths, like glasses, and before your cataract operation, the doctors at our cataract center will perform several measurements to determine the appropriate lens implant strength for your eye.

Once your cataract is out and your implant is in, the operation is over. Most people see better within a day or two after cataract surgery, but it is not abnormal or worrisome if your vision seems blurry for a few weeks after surgery as your eye heals. Your eye doctor will prescribe some eye drops for the healing period after surgery, and if you need new glasses after surgery, these will be prescribed for you once your eye is completely healed, usually about a month after surgery.

Learn more about cataracts by scheduling a consultation in Jacksonville today or Call us at (904) 996-7774.