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Cataract Surgery

Are you seeking a cataract surgeon in Northern Massachusetts?

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Cataract surgery has existed in this world for over a century, but it is the recent innovations in technology that have transformed this into a very safe and effective surgery. As a patient, it’s great to know that the success rate for cataract surgery is high when you are confronted with this problem. Cataract surgery is actually the most commonly performed surgical procedure covered by Medicare today! Nowadays, advanced artificial intraocular lenses have allowed patients to recover more youthful eyesight. Instead of dealing with glasses after surgery some patients may have the choice to upgrade to a new premium type of lens that will enable vision at multiple distances. In addition to the new lens implants available, less invasive surgery techniques have come to fruition to enable much faster healing. Despite the effectiveness of the cataract surgery the preparation process may take weeks and various decisions will need to be made.

Cataract Surgery Choices

Once you have decided to have cataract surgery you will have a number of important decisions to make. The first item on the agenda is to select a skilled cataract surgeon. If you are seeking a cataract surgeon in Northern Massachusetts the eye doctors at The Eye Center of the Northshore would be more than happy to be your surgeons of choice. We have the most up to date and modern surgery techniques available to our patients and skilled cataract surgeons to help ensure a safe procedure. The doctors at The Eye Center of the North Shore operate at both a state of the art surgical center and Salem Hospital to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Once you have selected a cataract surgeon it is time to understand what lens implant option will be the best for you. It’s important to discuss your options with a qualified ophthalmologist. Your options will include monofocal lenses, multifocal IOL’s or accommodating lens implants.

The Cataract Surgery Process

Cataract Surgery Salem

After the proper anesthetic is given, your Eye Center of the North Shore surgeon will remove the cataract through an incision only 3mm in size. Modern day cataract surgery is also called micro-surgery because the incision size has become so small. Once the incision is made, the cataract surgeon will insert a probe to break up the cloudy lens(cataract) and then aspirate the remaining debris. The capsular bag which held the cataract is cleaned in preparation for receiving the artificial IOL implant. The foldable IOL is then inserted through a tube and unfolds once within the capsular bag. Intraocular lenses will have haptics or “lens arms” to hold it in place. With the cataract removed and the IOL inserted, light can once again travel unimpeded to the back of the eye and focus on the retina where the image is interpreted and transmitted to the brain. The end result is clear youthful vision.