REFRACTIVE PROCEDURES: Quick Vision Cataract Surgery


Traditionally, patients underwent cataract surgery and were told that they would need new glasses in 4-6 weeks after the eye healed. As technology has improved, we have increased the precision and accuracy of the surgery and the lens implant measurements, so much so that many patients can see 20/20 without glasses. We are now able to perform the surgery much quicker and safer than ever before through true micro-incisions that require no stitches and no needle injections near the eye.

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What makes QuickVision Cataract Surgery different & special?
  • MAXIMIZE THE QUALITY OF VISION
  • REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON GLASSES AFTER SURGERY
  • MAXIMIZE PATIENT SAFETY
  • MINIMIZE DISCOMFORT AND ANXIETY

It relies on amazingly accurate measurements, the skilled yet gentle hand of an experienced cataract surgeon, new and exciting short-acting anesthetics, and wavefront designed high-definition lens implants. The result is QuickVision Cataract Surgery -the fusion of cataract and refractive surgery.

WHAT CAUSES CATARACTS?


As we progress through our 50’s and 60’s is the normally crystal clear lens begins to lose its transparency and gradually become yellow and cloudy. As the crystalline lens loses its transparency and its optical clarity, it may begin to disturb your ability to see well in dim illumination such as for night driving, and may create glare or just an overall dimming of your vision. Sometimes parts of the lens may actually become cloudy enough that they cause a significant decrease in your day and night vision. These symptoms are what patients who have cataracts typically experience.

CATARACT SURGERY PROCEDURE


To begin the cataract surgery procedure, your eye will be treated with an anesthetic so that you will feel little, if any discomfort. A tiny incision will be made and a microscopic instrument will be passed through it. Using ultrasound from the tip of the microscopic instrument, we will be able to gently break the cataract into pieces small enough to be washed away, drawn through the instrument and removed from the eye.


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Refractive Lensectomy with Cataract Removal Animation

After the procedure, you will rest for a short time at the surgery center before going home. Usually we will arrange a visit to examine your eye within 24 hours after of your procedure. We will prescribe some eye drops for you to use and ask you to wear a protective shield, mainly at night to help you remember not to rub your eye. Although each patient heals a slight bit differently, most patients see well enough to return to their routine activities within a day or so after their cataract surgery.
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This technique is called “phacoemulsification” and is the most advanced method of cataract surgery and crystalline lens removal available. Once your cataract has been removed, a new permanent Intraocular Lens Implant can now replace it. The new lens is readily inserted and placed in position through the same tiny incision at the outer edge of the cornea through which the cataract was removed.