Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 10 minutes. Surgery is performed on one eye at a time and, in most cases, the second eye can be scheduled 3-4 weeks later if medically necessary. The surgeon will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a permanent intraocular lens implant. With all of the new techniques and technology offered here at Eyes of York, surgeries are performed safely with quicker healing times and improved outcomes.
Modern “No-Stitch” Cataract Surgery
Using only topical anesthetics, standard cataract surgery is performed with an advanced procedure called phacoemulsification. This involves dissolving and removing the cataract using a delicate ultrasonic technique through a small microscopic corneal incision. Once the cataract is removed, a small foldable intraocular lens is placed where the cataract once was located. Since the micro-incision is self-healing, no stitches are typically required.
Dr. Visco and Dr. Benz have extensive experience delivering outstanding cataract surgery results with each surgeon performing thousands of modern “no-stitch” procedures to date.
INTREPID Micro-Coaxial Phacoemulsification System
From lens removal to lens implantation, your cataract surgery can now be performed through an ultra-small incision of 2.2mm or less. Using a delicate ultrasonic technique through a small microscopic corneal incision, the INTREPID system will minimize the amount of ultrasound energy used for your cataract removal. Eyes of York uses the most up-to-date advances with your cataract procedure to yield the safest and most effective result with the shortest visual recovery.