Cataract Surgery in Dallas
Is blurred vision getting in the way of your everyday life? Perhaps you are having difficulty recognizing faces or seeing the television. Or maybe you’re finding it harder to see while driving at night. Colors that you remember as vibrant may now look lackluster.
All of these are signs that cataracts are obstructing your vision. The ophthalmologists at Saland Vision have decades of collective experience in treating various types of eye diseases, including cataracts, and they routinely perform cataract surgery.
What Does Cataract Surgery Do?
Cataract surgery, one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the world, involves removing the eye’s cloudy lens and implanting an artificial replacement lens to restore clear vision. The skilled surgeons at Saland Vision specialize in a No-Shot, No-Stitch, No-Patch cataract surgery that uses the latest technology to replace the eye lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
No-Shot, No-Stitch, No-Patch Surgery (Phacoemulsification Technique)
Cataract surgery is performed on only one eye at a time. During the procedure, which usually takes less than 30 minutes to perform, your doctor uses anesthetic drops to completely numb your eye. A small incision is made in the cornea, from which point an ultrasonic probe is used to break up and remove the natural lens of the eye. This is a minimally invasive and safe process, causing little to no discomfort to the patient. Your doctor then places an IOL implant into the eye. Once the procedure is complete, the corneal incision closes up naturally, with no stitches needed.
After surgery, you will be given a protective shield to wear on your eye for the first 24 hours. Your eye will be sensitive to light and you will have blurry or foggy vision on the day of surgery. However, by the end of that day, or early the next, most patients observe improved or even clear vision.
Choosing an Intraocular Lens Implant
Saland Vision offers different types of IOL implants to replace the natural lens of your eye during the cataract procedure. Each of these implants are used to correct specific vision problems and reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery.
- AcrySof® PanOptix® Trifocal IOL: clinically shown to deliver an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision while significantly reducing the need for glasses after surgery.
- AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL: multifocal lens used to restore clearer near and distance vision.
- Tecnis Symfony Extended Depth of Focus IOL: provides a full range of vision, even in dim light.
- Tecnis Multifocal IOL: restores clearer near and distance vision.
- Tecnis Toric Aspheric IOL: corrects astigmatism for clearer distance vision.
The Recovery Process
Recovery from this method of cataract surgery usually takes 24 to 48 hours. During recovery, itching and mild discomfort are normal, and your eye may also be more sensitive to light. Daily activities should be limited for the first few days, but many patients feel comfortable driving and returning to work the day after surgery. Avoid rubbing or otherwise touching your eye. You will continue using the medicated eye drops prescribed by your doctor during this time in order to aid healing and avoid infection.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions on how cataract surgery can help restore your clear vision, contact the surgical coordinator at Saland Vision to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.