Phacoemulsification (No Stitch, No injection Cataract Surgery)
Phacoemulsification is the most common form of cataract removal surgery as no stitches are used to close the wound, and often no eye patch is required after surgery.
Phacoemulsification typically comprises the following steps:
Lens insertion – An acrylic foldable lens is inserted into the capsular bag that originally contains the natural lens.
There are a variety of intraocular lens styles available for implantation, including monofocal, toric, and multifocal intraocular lenses.
1. Monofocal lens: These lenses are the most commonly implanted lenses today. They have equal power in all regions of the lens and can provide high-quality distance vision, usually with only a light pair of spectacles. Monofocal lenses are in sharpest focus at only one distance. They do not correct pre-existing astigmatism, a result of irregular corneal shape that can distort vision at all distances. Patients who have had monofocal intraocular lenses implanted usually require reading glasses.
2. Toric lens: Toric lenses have more power in one specific region in the lens to correct astigmatism as well as distance vision. Due to the difference in lens power in different areas, the correction of astigmatism with a toric lens requires that the lens be positioned in a very specific configuration.
3. Multifocal lens: Multifocal intraocular lenses are one of the latest advancements in lens technology. These lenses have a variety of regions with different power that allows some individuals to see at a variety of distances, including distance, intermediate, and near. While promising, multifocal lenses are not for everyone. They can cause significantly more glare than monofocal or toric lenses. Multifocal lenses cannot correct astigmatism, and some patients still require spectacles or contact lenses for clearest vision.
Before you go home, you may receive the following:
Tips for safe recovery after cataract surgery:
Recovery takes about 2 weeks.
Most important -Keep your follow-up visit with your doctor.