Cataract is usually found in group of people aging 55 years and above. It is a natural change that is caused by the cloudiness of the crystalline lens. It is causes an unclear vision just like looking through foggy glasses.
Laser Vision International LASIK center recommends you Phacoemulsification, an advanced and painless method of cataract removal. During cataract surgery, a tiny ultrasonic probe breaks up the cataract and draws it away. Because the incision required is only about 3 mm, this technique is often called small-incision surgery. It encourages rapid healing, and a fast return to full activity.
The new lens remains permanently in place and is neither seen or felt by the patient. The lens restores the most natural vision available as well as good depth perception and full peripheral vision.
Patients who are interested in Phacoemulsification surgery need to go through a thorough preoperative eye examination to determine when to do the surgery and which type of Intra Ocular Lens should be used.
Phacoemulsification refers to a modern cataract surgery in which an ultrasonic device is used to break up and then remove a cloudy lens or cataract from the eye to improve vision. The insertion of a foldable Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) immediately follows Phacoemulsification, but the capsule of the lens is remained. No suture is needed in this surgery, since the wound is very tiny and the cornea heals itself automatically. Phacoemulsification is the standard treatment for the cataract surgery at Laser Vision
One important instrument in providing modern after cataract care is YAG Laser. Although lasers cannot be used to treat cataract, they are helpful when secondary cataracts develop. In these cases, the clear capsule within the eye which holds the new artificial lens becomes cloudy. The YAG Laser uses light rays to make a small opening in the capsule right in the office painlessly and without traditional surgery. This opening restores good vision by allowing the light rays to focus clearly on the retina again. The procedure is required in about 20% of prior cataract patients, is only performed once, and takes only a few minutes with on restrictions afterwards.
Advantages of cataract treatment with Phacoemulsification
- Because of the small incision, which is self-sealing, the wound is more stable and the chances of the wound complication are minimized. After the surgery the patient can go to rest at home without admitting in the hospital.
- The patients can resume their normal activity whether it is walking, traveling or even exercising 2 weeks of post operation.