Traditional Cataract Surgery
When a cataract advances to the point of visual disability, cataract surgery is necessary to help restore vision. Cataract surgery is a relatively simple outpatient procedure where the eye’s natural, cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL cannot be seen or felt by the patient and becomes a permanent part of the eye.
The operation itself entails making a tiny incision in the cornea. In traditional cataract surgery, this incision is made by hand. Through this incision, the surgeon inserts an instrument about the size of a pen tip. This instrument breaks the cloudy lens into pieces and removes them from the eye. Once the cataract is removed, a cataract replacement lens is inserted through the same tiny incision and set into position. This replacement lens (IOL) may remove the need for glasses or bifocals.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, one eye at a time, and usually lasts between 15 and 45 minutes. A John-Kenyon team member will walk you through detailed information on caring for your eyes post-surgery. Most patients see well enough return to work or daily activities after a couple of days.
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