4: How Can I Restore My Vision?
This is the fourth installment of 9 Important Questions You Should Ask About Cataract Surgery
Diet, exercise or eye drops will not clear up cataracts or prevent their formation.
Once a cataract has developed, the only way to restore clear vision is to surgically remove it and replace the cataract with a permanent intraocular lens implant (IOL).
Cataract surgery usually lasts less than one hour and is almost painless. Many people choose to stay awake during surgery and have an anesthetic to numb the nerves in and around the eye.
Wonder how we can do the operation with out pain and quickly?
The eye surgeons at Eye Centers of Florida use a technique called phacoemulsification to perform cataract surgery to restore your vision.
This procedure involves making a tiny incision, about 2.5 to 3.5 millimeters in length.
A pencil-like instrument, inserted through the opening, is used to emulsify (breakdown into tiny pieces) and aspirate the clouded lens material. Then the IOL is inserted into place.
Research shows that more than one million Americans will have their vision restored from cataract surgery this year.
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States – and the most successful in restoring clear vision.
You can expect a high success rate and a minimum of discomfort from the surgical techniques used at Eye Centers of Florida. Once a cataract has been removed, it will not come back.