With nearly instant results, cataract surgery of today takes merely a few minutes and is one of the safest of all surgical procedures. Typically, after one day of recovery, your vision is restored to its state prior to cataracts.
Using anesthetic eye drops, your eyes are numbed prior to surgery and the procedure is virtually pain-free. The advanced technology of ultrasound is used to create a small opening in your eye and the cloudy protein build up is broken down and permanently removed. In standard cataract procedures, the eye's natural lens is replaced with a new intraocular lens, which clears your clouded vision. Some patients opt to go one step farther in the treatment spectrum with Lifestyle Lens Options, which will additionally repair both distance and up-close vision. Advanced cataract treatments have the ability to eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses completely.