What Happens During Cataract Surgery

By: | Friday, October 31st, 2014 | Blog

Friday, October 31st, 2014


shutterstock_11269609Aging can do a lot of things to our bodies and even impair our vision as we get older. Cataract, an eye condition where there is clouding of the lens, is not only caused by aging, but can also happen as a result of physical, chemical, or drug injury.

Here at Cornea & Cataract Consultants of Arizona, we offer various cataract treatments. Vision can be improved by using new eyeglasses prescribed by your eye doctor or the use of magnifying glasses. However, there are cases when cataract surgery in Phoenix is needed.

Cataract surgery is done to remove or cleanse the cloudy lens that has been affecting the patient’s vision and replace it with a clear, artificial lens. A technique called phacoemulsification is commonly used during cataract surgery. Also known as “small cut cataract surgery”, this method involves creating a small incision on the lens while its center section, which is the harder part, is liquefied and removed through a vacuuming motion.

Intraocular Lens Implantation: What Is It?

Once the cataract is completely removed, a new one, which is called an intraocular lens (IOL), is inserted. The IOL is made of clear plastic, silicone, or acrylic and helps bring back normal vision. Oftentimes, the procedure even minimizes the patient’s dependence on prescription glasses or lenses after surgery. What’s great about your new, replacement lens is that they are permanent and may not need any special care. However, cataract surgery is not a substitute for laser vision correction.

Cataract Surgery in Phoenix

To learn more about your treatment options and to know if you need cataract surgery, schedule an appointment with one of our eye experts today. You may contact us by calling 602-258-4321 or filling out this online form.

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