Because the lens has become cloudy, a person with cataracts may experience any or all of the following symptoms:
- hazy, blurry or fuzzy vision
- double vision or haloes
- sensitivity to light and glare
- frequent eyeglass prescription changes
No-Stitch cataract surgery, also referred to as small-incision cataract surgery or microsurgery, involves using an instrument called a phacoemulsifier. Though this instrument is often referred to as a laser, it is not. This instrument is inserted through a tiny hole in your cornea. The instrument then produces sound waves which break up the lens. The pieces are then vacuumed out through this same tiny hole, and a new, folded lens inserted through the hole. This new lens opens up like a butterfly unfolding its wings once it is in the right place.
The slit heals quickly, often requiring no stitches or only a single stitch to close it. This make the recovery process very quick , much quicker than with traditional surgery.
Beware of services such as these. We believe that you won’t get the care and services you need from places such as these. Oftentimes you may find it difficult to see your surgeon after the surgery is performed.
We urge you to find an eye physician who will personally take care of you from start to finish, handling all the pre-op care, the procedure itself and the follow-up care. In our practice, our physicians and staff stand by you from the minute you walk in our offices and are diagnosed with a cataract until months- or even years after, you continue to come to our office after we’ve performed the surgery. We are with you all the way!
We also suggest that the physician you choose for your cataract surgery be easily accessible from your home, so you can easily get there in a matter of minutes, not hours.