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Cataract Surgery

The Basics, the Benefits, the Entire Scoop

Once you (and your eye doctor) have determined it’s time to consider cataract surgery, there is no reason to fear. You are well on your way to enjoying restored vision and getting back to what it is you like to do with your life.

CATARACT SELF-EVALUATION

Is Cataract Surgery Safe?


More than 2 million men and women undergo cataract surgery every year, making the procedure one of the most common and most successful medical procedures in the U.S. today.

Should I get Cataract Surgery?

It makes sense, really. Who would want to spend their prime years with cloudy vision? Not you! You have trips to take, grandchildren to adore, projects to complete and many, many milestones to celebrate…you have life to live!

Eye Medical Clinic – a leader in the treatment of cataracts – wants to help you live it complete with better vision.

Our very own Dr. Mona Bagga is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in cataract surgery. She is experienced, having completed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries in her career (so far!) and is a respected regional leader in modern cataract surgery.

How Does Cataract Surgery Work?

During cataract surgery, your surgeon will make a tiny incision in your eye to gently remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens. The procedure is done one eye at a time and is virtually painless! You won’t be able to feel the new lens and it can’t be seen. It is designed to stay in your eye permanently. The entire procedure takes just a few minutes.

If you have cataracts in both eyes, surgery is typically performed on one eye, and then a few weeks later, on the other. This approach allows your first eye to recover and your vision to stabilize before surgery is performed on the second eye.

Eye Medical Clinic is proud to offer the latest technologies and techniques in cataract surgery, including Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

What is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery and How is it Different than Traditional Cataract Surgery?

The most recent breakthrough in cataract surgery is the introduction of the cataract laser and Eye Medical Clinic is always at the front of the line where new technology is concerned!

We are excited to offer the latest FDA-approved laser cataract technology for your cataract surgery procedure. We believe this technology adds to the safety, accuracy and precision of the procedure.

Laser cataract surgery at Eye Medical Clinic is a safe procedure in which your eye’s cloudy natural lens is gently removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant. The implant is called an intraocular lens, or IOL. It is an outpatient procedure, so no hospital stay required!

Understanding the Basics

With basic cataract surgery, a standard monofocal intraocular lens is inserted, once the cataract is removed. The monofocal intraocular lens provides clarity for only one focal point and does not correct astigmatism. Most often, the result is good distance vision but you will still need glasses and possibly reading glasses to achieve your best vision.

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

With the use of the FDA-approved femtosecond cataract laser, we have the ability to create a computer-guided incision and reduce astigmatism during your cataract surgery procedure.

The femtosecond laser features multiple advanced technologies to capture precise, high-resolution images of your eyes. These images and the data they provide give your Eye Medical Clinic cataract surgeon the ability to customize the cataract surgery procedure to the unique characteristics of your eye.

Unlike traditional bladed cataract surgery where the incisions are made by hand, the laser automates key steps of the cataract surgery procedure. Its software system analyzes high-resolution images of your eye, helping your Eye Medical Clinic surgeon design and perform a customized procedure. To further enhance accuracy, a patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so both the computer and the surgeon operating it have precise, real-time images, throughout the entire procedure.

To learn about how to be free of your glasses (even those annoying readers!!) after cataract surgery, click here.

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