New technology has made cataract surgery fast, simple and virtually free of any discomfort. Cataracts can be removed in a matter of minutes requiring only a very small incision into the material of the eye.
Vision Institute in Colorado Springs provides only the best care for those who need cataracts surgery and treatment.
Local anesthetic will be used so that the patient will not feel discomfort or pain, and because general anesthesia is not required, it is a simple outpatient procedure with low risk of complication.
Once the initial incision has been made the doctor will then remove the clouded lens of the eye and replace it with a new artificial lens. The patient will usually see an improvement in their vision immediately.
Do you need Cataract Surgery?
Fortunately, cataracts are usually easy to diagnose and treat. A Vision Institute physician will examine your eye to determine the type, size and location of the cataract.
We constantly strive to achieve outstanding vision results for each patient by determining their individual needs and making sure they are always comfortable.
Our office provides advanced technologies for choosing the appropriate lens implant and treatment plan for each patient. At Vision Institute, we take the time to explain everything to you fully, so you will understand exactly the condition of your eye and your treatment options.
What happens during Cataract Surgery?
On surgery day, the patient is prepared for cataract surgery and sedated. It is typically an outpatient procedure at a nearby Single Day Surgery facility.
During the outpatient cataract procedure, your eye doctor removes the clouded lens and implants an artificial replacement lens—either a standard monofocal lens, or an advanced technology lifestyle lens—in its place.
The incision heals naturally and stitches are not necessary. The procedure is often performed in as little as fifteen minutes.
After the procedure, you will be allowed to return home the same day.
Vision typically improves within a few hours of cataract surgery, with complete recovery in a few days. Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures by our Colorado Springs Eye Surgeon.
Detailed Patient Guide to Cataract Surgery
Cataract Surgery is one of the most performed surgeries today. Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. When the eye’s naturally clear lens becomes clouded, it’s called a cataract. Our eye doctors in Colorado Springs have performed a multitude of successful cataract surgeries. Our eye care specialists can safely and comfortably remove cataracts and implant a new lens. After the surgery you will have better vision and the restoration of your site will provide you with the quality of life you had before your cataracts developed.
There are several indications for cataract surgery, but rarely will a cataract need to be removed immediately. After consultation with your eye doctor, you may decide that you wish to have cataract surgery. Before your make this decision, he/she will inform you about the health of your eyes, any risks and complications of surgery, and the alternatives as well as the benefits for you.
Local anesthesia is used before a small cut is made. The small opening on the side of the cornea allows the cataract to be removed. A new man made lens called an intraocular lens, IOL, will then replace the natural lens that has been removed during the surgery. Most people will still see well at a distance without glasses after the cataract surgery with a cataract lens replacement, but, you many need new eyeglasses for the best vision restoration success. Our eye care doctors will provide recommendations that fit your individual eye issues.
A hospital stay is not required as Cataract surgery is done as an outpatient procedure. Surgery generally lasts less than an hour. Before the surgery sedative is given and numbing drops are placed on the eye so that you are comfortable and will experience no pain during the procedure. Contact the Vision Institute in Colorado Springs to schedule a complete and thorough eye examination to decide whether or not cataract surgery is right for you.