Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataract eye surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure meaning the patient is able to return home the same day as the procedure.
Most cataract procedures involve the use of a device that removes the “cloudy lens” from the eye to make room for the new lens. This procedure is called phacoemulsification or “phaco” and is performed after the surgeon makes tiny incisions (to promote faster healing). After the new lens is inserted and positioned behind the iris and pupil, the surgeon completes the procedure by closing the incision and placing a protective shield over the eye.
Prior to cataract surgery, Dr. Salinger will perform an extensive eye examination to best determine if there are any reasons why you should or should not have surgery. Additionally, Dr. Salinger will provide various options in intraocular lenses (IOL’s) that can give you the best vision possible after surgery. Today, there are many types of IOL’s on the market. Helping you choose the best type of IOL for your needs is important.
Please contact us today to schedule your next examination with Dr. Salinger.