During cataract surgery, a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into the eye which breaks up, or emulsifies, the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently aspirates those pieces out of the eye. We perform this minimally invasive, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery called phacoemulsification ("phaco") surgery. To make your procedure as painless as possible, anesthesia is a combination of local and/or topical along with IV sedation. With the recent advance of foldable IOLs, artificial lenses can be implanted through the same small incision that is created in the phaco procedure. It is an outpatient surgery and is not only one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States, but it is also one of the safest and most successful surgical procedures that you can have.
Cataract Surgery with a Monofocal Lens
Posterior YAG Capsulotomy
Yag capsulotomy is laser surgery you may need sometime after cataract surgery. It helps you see clearly if your vision becomes cloudy again. When you have cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes your eye’s cloudy lens. They replace it with a clear, artificial intra-ocular lens (IOL). The IOL is held in place in the eye’s natural lens capsule. Weeks, months or years later, this capsule can become cloudy or wrinkled, causing blurry vision. With posterior capsulotomy, a laser is used to make an opening in the cloudy capsule. This allows light to pass through again for clear vision