Cataract Surgery Questions
- Do I need cataract surgery?
- What is Dropless cataract surgery?
- How is cataract surgery done?
- Should I have lens implants in both eyes?
- What are the risks of cataract surgery?
- What are cataract surgery side effects?
Do I need cataract surgery?
What is Dropless cataract surgery?
How is cataract surgery done?
Your cataract surgery procedure will be performed in an outpatient surgery center. You will be in the center for approximately three hours on surgery day. You will be given medications to relax you and numb your eyes. A local anesthetic will make the operation virtually painless.
The skin around your eye will be thoroughly cleansed, and sterile coverings will be placed around your head. Under an operating microscope, a small incision is made into the eye and your natural lens will be gently removed using an ultrasound instrument. The new lens will be placed in your eye through this same tiny incision. A stitch is occasionally needed to close this small incision.
When the operation is over, we will usually place a shield over your eye. After a short stay in the outpatient recovery area, you will be ready to go home. Plan to have someone drive you home. You will return to our office for a post-operative visit the next day. You will notice an improvement in your vision at that time which will continue to sharpen over the next 30 days.
Should I have lens implants in both eyes?
What are the risks of cataract surgery?
There is a small chance that your vision could be made worse by the operation, especially if bleeding or infection occur. These risks are rare and should be weighed against the potential benefits of restoring your vision. Please read the informed consent that will be provided to you for additional information
What are cataract surgery side effects?
- Does insurance cover LASIK?
- Does LASIK surgery hurt?
- How long does LASIK take?
- What are the risks?
- Is LASIK permanent?
- Can I wear contact lenses after LASIK?
- Is Dr. Liegner an experienced LASIK surgeon?
- What if I'm not a candidate for LASIK?