Your eye has a clear lens through which light passes, allowing you to see. However, when the lens begins to loose its transparency, a cloudy tissue develops, and is known as a cataract.
Symptoms of Cataracts:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Double vision in one eye
- Poor vision in bright light
- Seeing halos around lights
- Poor vision at night
- Yellowish tinged vision
- Frequent changes in eyeglasses or contact lens prescription
If visual impairment interferes with your daily abilities, cataract surgery may be a good option. Cataract surgery is relatively painless and is one of the most frequently performed procedures. It has a very high success rate, with more than 90 percent of cataract surgery patients able to regain useful vision.
Small Incision Cataract Surgery, Including No Stitch Surgery
No-stitch/small incision surgery allows us to restore vision loss due to cataracts. This works by removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with plastic lens (IOL) implant. Thanks to this less-invasive technology, our patients are able recovery faster and quickly return to good vision.
Although nothing can be done to prevent cataracts from developing, loss of sight from the disease is largely preventable. Thanks to modern technology, cataracts can be removed and your good vision restored.
No-stitch self sealing incision
In most cases, the incision created during the surgery can be closed with a single stich. Other times, natural pressure inside the eye is used to keep the incision closed while the eye heals.
Benefits of Small Incision Cataract Surgery
- Faster recovery of good vision
- Faster return to normal activities
- Good vision in a matter of days
- Outpatient – Return home within hours of the procedure
- Reduces the chance of surgically induced astigmatism or ruptured sutures