VICTORIA EYE Surgeons perform public cataract surgery at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.
Cataract surgery replaces the cloudy natural lens of the eye with a clear artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL).
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.
STEPS TO DETERMINING CANDIDACY
1. Referral from your optometrist or GP.
If you think you might have cataracts, the first step is to visit your optometrist or GP for a health exam of the eyes and to have a referral sent to VICTORIA EYE. This allows your appointment with the surgeon to be covered under MSP.
2. Consult with your surgeon
During this appointment you will meet with your surgeon who will do a full ocular exam and determine if cataract surgery is necessary. At this time any remaining questions or concerns may be addressed and surgery booked.
3. Repeat measurements prior to surgery
In many cases a repeat set of measurements will be done to ensure the surgeon has all the information they need in order to provide you with the best possible outcome post-surgery.
4. Surgery appointment
Although the surgery is very quick, patients should plan to be in the office or hospital for about 2 hours on the day of their procedure. A driver is required for afterwards and patients should plan to rest for the remainder of the day.
5. Post-Operative appointments at VICTORIA EYE
Each patient will have a follow up appointment at VICTORIA EYE on the day of surgery or the day after surgery as well as an appointment about 2 weeks post-surgery. Find Out More Simply contact us and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.
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Simply contact us and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days