When cataracts are
in the early stage of development, they can be treated with
prescription eyeglasses or contacts. As cataracts progress and
begin to significantly interfere with vision, patients can
undergo phaco emulsification cataract surgery to replace the
cloudy lenses with
standard or toric lens implants.
following cataract surgery with lens implants are extremely
rare, and the entire procedure can usually be completed in less
than 15 minutes. During cataract surgery, the eyes are numbed
with anesthetic eye drops (no needles are required), and the
lenses clouded by the cataracts are removed and replaced with
lens implants. The implants are inserted through a micro
incision, then tucked under the iris and placed in the original
lens position. All without the need for stitches.
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information on today's lens choices.
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