Surgery is the only treatment for cataracts and is recommended based on the severity of the disease and the impact it has on the daily activities of the patient. It is performed one eye at a time with a 2 to 4 week gap in between the two operations. The different types of cataract surgery are performed on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia.
Phacoemulsification is a form of ultrasound technology. Your surgeon will make a small incision of less than 3 mm on the side of the cornea, and insert a device to break up and suction out the cataract using phacoemulsification. The lens will be replaced by an artificial lens. The incision heals on its own and does not require any stitches. The surgery usually takes less than 30 minutes.
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