Significant advances have been made in cataract surgery technique and technology, that have allowed this highly finessed micro-invasive procedure to be performed in an outpatient setting with topical freezing and usually without the need for stitches to close the wounds. Cataract surgery replaces the cloudy natural lens of the eye with a clear artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure.
During cataract surgery, a 2.4 mm incision is made in the eye making room for a small ultrasound probe. This probe breaks up, or emulsifies the cataract into tiny pieces. The lens pieces are then suctioned out through the probe.
After the cataract has been removed, the IOL is implanted in the eye. The IOL is foldable and inserted through the same incision that was made to remove the original lens. To learn more about the different IOL options VICTORIA EYE has to offer, please visit our Lens Options page.
Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation
While the surgeons at VICTORIA EYE are very excited to offer refractive laser assisted cataract surgery, they are still happy to perform traditional cataract surgeries. During this technique, your surgeon will manually create all incisions and use a hand-held instrument to fragment the cataract for removal.
VICTORIA EYE Surgeons perform cataract surgery in the VICTORIA EYE Surgical Suite as well as at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.
After cataract surgery, tissue may develop on the lens causing a decrease in vision. VICTORIA EYE surgeons can perform a laser procedure to clear the tissue and improve the clarity of vision.
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