surgery is performed on an out patient basis. You will not
need to be hospitalized or put to sleep for your doctor to
perform your surgery. The procedure normally takes less then
15 minutes and you can return home shortly after your
procedure. Most people will enjoy improved vision by the day
after surgery or within a few days following the procedure.
Your doctor will first administer a light sedative which will
relax your nerves and keep you comfortable during the
procedure. Anesthetic eye drops will be used to completely
numb the eye. Your doctor will use the latest technology for
cataract removal. The entire procedure is performed through
an incision that is smaller the 1/8 or an inch and does not
require stitches to heal.
Once the cataract is removed, an intra-ocular lens (IOL) is
placed where the cataract lens was removed, to restore your
sight. Most patients will not require an eye patch and will
not have any discomfort.
Most patients can return to their normal daily routines;
including reading, driving, and exercise, the day after