Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery - CMC

What is Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery?

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasonic waves to break up a cataract and remove it from the eye. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you will be awake but relaxed during the surgery.

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How is Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery performed?

The surgeon will make a small incision in the cornea, the clear front of the eye. Then, they will insert a phacoemulsification probe into the eye. The probe contains an ultrasonic tip that vibrates at high frequency. These vibrations break up the cataract into tiny pieces, which are then suctioned out of the eye.

After the cataract has been removed, the surgeon will insert an intraocular lens (IOL) into the eye. The IOL is a clear, plastic lens that replaces the natural lens. The IOL is folded up and inserted through the small incision in the cornea. Once the IOL is in place, it unfolds and takes the shape of the natural lens.

What is the recovery time for phacoemulsification cataract surgery?

Most people recover from phacoemulsification cataract surgery within a few days. You may experience some discomfort and blurred vision for a few days after surgery. However, your vision should improve steadily over time.

What are the benefits of phacoemulsification cataract surgery?

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore vision in people with cataracts. The procedure is minimally invasive, so you can usually go home the same day as your surgery. And, most people experience significant improvement in their vision within a few days of surgery.

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can significantly improve vision in people with cataracts. If you are considering cataract surgery, talk to your doctor about whether phacoemulsification is right for you.

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