No Stitch Cataract Surgery (Small Incision)
Advantages & Expectations
- Fast recovery time
- Usually return to normal activities the following day with minimal restrictions
- Faster visual improvement
- Minimizes surgically induced astigmatism
- Little to no discomfort
- Outpatient procedure performed at Rockdale Medical Center
A small incision is made in order to remove the eye's cloudy lens - a cataract. Using ultrasound technology, Dr. Newman emulsifies (breaks up) the cloudy lens. Once the cataract has been removed, an intraocular lens implant (IOL) is placed where the cataract once rested.
Choosing Your IOL (IntraOcular Lens) Implant
Center For Sight offers state- of- the- art lens choices.
- Standard monofocal lens implants offer quality distance vision
- Toric lens implants offer enhanced distance vision by correcting astigmatism.
- Multifocal lens implants offer quality vision at both distance and near.
Dr. Newman will help you decide the best intraocular lens option for you.
Frequently, after cataract surgery, a YAG Laser is used to treat the capsular membrane surrounding the IOL.
Cataracts are surrounded by a thin membrane or capsular bag, which holds your natural focusing lens. When a cataract is removed, the thin membrane is left behind and an IOL (intraocular lens) is placed inside the capsular bag. Often with time (months or years), patients who have had cataract surgery will begin to experience some cloudy vision, like a film. This occurs in about 20% of the post-cataract surgeries. Dr. Newman will then use the YAG Laser in the office to dissolve an opening in the capsular bag. This offers a clear path for the light to pass through the eye, offering brighter and clearer vision. This short procedure is quick and painless. You can resume all activities immediately following the laser procedure including driving.