What Happens During Cataract Surgery?
We understand that the idea of eye surgery can be a bit overwhelming for many people. Our team works very hard to ensure that you are provided with extensive information about the cataract surgery process including what to expect before, during and after the procedure. It is our hope that the more you learn, the more comfortable you will feel about the process. Because cataracts are such a common vision condition, there are millions of cataract surgery procedures done every year. It is considered one of the safest eye surgeries when done by an experienced doctor – like those at our practice.
Dr. Matthew Chang explains what happens during cataract surgery in the video below:
Steps in Cataract Surgery
- Using only a topical anesthetic to numb the eye, the surgeon creates a small incision and uses high-energy sound waves to break the cataract into microscopic particles. The lens is then removed from your eye.
- To compensate for the removal of your eye’s natural lens, a new intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted into your eye. There are many different types of IOLs from which to choose. Our team will help you determine which type will meet your vision goals after surgery and complement your lifestyle.