Cataract Surgery at Medical Eye Associates

Cataract Surgery at Medical Eye Associates

Cataract Treatment by Dr. Mont Cartwright in Kissimmee

Cataract Surgery Basics
The lens inside your eye that which became cloudy over time is removed by Dr. Cartwright during this procedure, and it’s replaced with an intraocular lens (or IOL) to restore clear vision.

Removing cataract during surgery.
Removing cataract during surgery.

Replacing cataract with IOL (Intraocular Lens) during surgery.

Best Candidates for Cataract Surgery
Patients with blurred vision, clouded vision, light sensitivity, dim colors
Procedure time: about 15 minutes
Recovery time: about a month
Dr. Cartwright has performed over 25,000 cataract surgeries in his career, and it is one of the safest and most commonly performed operations around the world. It involves the use of a high-frequency ultrasound or “phacoemulsification”. The ultrasound sound waves break up cataract into small fragments that can then be removed through the small incision. The other advance that makes the small incision cataract surgery possible, is the foldable intra-ocular lens implant. These implants are made of soft materials which can be rolled up with a special instrument, allowing them to fit through very small incisions. Once inside the eye, these lenses unfold and return to their original shape. Small incision cataract surgery is less invasive, allows patients to resume normal activity soon after surgery and provides the fastest recovery of vision.

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