This is the sixth installment of 9 Important Questions You Should Ask About Cataract Surgery which can be downloaded from ECOF’s free eBook library.
No field of surgery has experienced as many exciting new developments as the treatment of cataracts. And Eye Centers of Florida has led the way in adopting a series of innovations that make cataract surgery increasingly safe, convenient and virtually painless for our patients.
David C. Brown, M.D., founder and medical director of Eye Centers of Florida, was the first surgeon in Southwest Florida to implant the innovative foldable lens as part of a nationwide trial. Foldable lenses were pioneered in the 1980s, allowing surgeons to implant full-sized lenses through very small incisions in the cornea.
All of our cataract surgeons use the sutureless or “no-stitch” technique, which Dr. Brown introduced in the region. Sutureless cataract surgery reduces discomfort and results in a faster return to health and clear vision. In conjunction with the sutureless method, our surgeons use an innovative technique called phacoemulsification. So what does the procedure consist of?
The procedure is performed under a high-powered microscope and involves placing a tiny, ultrasonic probe in the eye through a very small incision. The probe breaks down and removes the cloudy portion of the lens (the cataract) leaving in place the lens capsule to provide a base for securing the intraocular lens implant.
At Eye Centers of Florida, cataract microsurgery is performed by Dr. David C. Brown and his associates in our specially equipped SurgiCare Centers, which are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, cataract surgery is virtually painless and provides dramatic improvements in vision. Recovery from cataract surgery is swift, with patients able to return to normal activities within a day or two.
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To healthy vision,