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Modern Cataract Service

Modern Cataract Service

Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it is cloudy.

Before surgery

Your surgeon will measure your eye to determine the proper focusing power for your IOL. Also, you will be asked about any medicines you take.

You may be prescribed eye drop medicines to start before surgery. These medicines help prevent infection and reduce swelling during and after surgery.

After Surgery

Your ophthalmologist may ask you not to eat any solid food at least 6 hours before your surgery.

Here is what will happen:

  • Your eye will be numbed with eye drops or with an injection around the eye. You may also be given medicine to help you relax.
  • You will be awake during surgery. You may see light and movement during the procedure, but you will not see what the doctor is doing to your eye.
  • Your surgeon looks through a special microscope. She creates tiny incisions (cuts, created by laser or a blade) near the edge of your cornea. The surgeon uses these incisions to reach the lens in your eye. Using very small instruments, he or she will break up the lens with the cataract and remove it. Then she puts your new lens into place.
  • You will rest in a recovery area for about 15–30 minutes. Then you will be ready to go home.

What Are the Risks of Cataract Surgery?

What Are the Risks of Cataract Surgery?

Like any surgery, cataract surgery carries risks of problems or complications like

  • Eye infection.
  • Bleeding in the eye.
  • Ongoing swelling of the front of the eye or inside of the eye.
  • Swelling of the retina (the nerve layer at the back of your eye).
  • Detached retina (when the retina lifts up from the back of the eye).
  • Damage to other parts of your eye.
  • Pain that does not get better with over-the-counter medicine.
  • Vision loss.
  • The IOL implant may become dislocated, moving out of position.

Our ophthalmologist will talk with you about the risks and benefits of cataract surgery.

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