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Cataract Surgery

Don’t let your quality of life be affected by cataract

Cataract can have a very strong negative effect on patients’ quality of life. As vision becomes increasingly cloudy and begins to affect everyday routine, patients should discuss surgery options with a qualified ophthalmologist. The doctors at University Eye Specialists, P.C. will conduct all necessary examinations and explain the process to you in detail.

What is the surgery like?

Cataract surgery is a procedure in which the surgeon removes the eye’s clouded natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. The procedure itself takes roughly thirty minutes, with patients experiencing little to no pain. Usually, patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision at the cornea and inserts an instrument to remove the cloudy lens. Once the natural lens is removed, the implant is inserted and set into a permanent position. Because of the size and location of the incision, stitches are rarely needed, and the eye heals rapidly.

The procedure allows for almost immediate improvement of the patient’s vision and quality of life.