Microscopic Incision – Quick Recovery
What Is A Cataract?
A cataract is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. This cloudiness interferes with the passage of light rays through the lens and prevents them from being sharply focused on the retina, the back wall of the eye. This condition results in varying degrees of blurred vision.
Restoring Clear Vision
By placing a small incision in the eye, New York Eye Surgery Center’s skilled surgeons remove the cataract by a process called phacoemulsification, during which the surgeon dissolves the cataract. This method is commonly regarded as the laser technique, but actually it uses sound waves to disintegrate the cataract and then vacuum the microscopic particles from the eye. Lasers may be used after cataract surgery to eliminate any residual cloudiness.
At the same time the cataract is removed, the lens of the eye is replaced with a crystal clear lens implant, which is inserted through the same small incision. With the new lens in place, the eye can function properly and normal vision is restored.
The No-Stitch Technique
With the no-stitch cataract removal technique, the incision is very small and angled in a way which will enable it to close on its own. The outward pressure from the fluid within the eye acts as a seal, so there is no need for stitches
Once the incision is made, the surgeon dissolves the cataract by phacoemulsification, inserts an artificial lens through the same incision and allows pressure to seal the incision naturally.
Small incision, no-stitch cataract surgery enables the eye to heal fast and reduces recovery time significantly.
In addition, post-operative activities are practically unlimited. A virtually pain-free local anesthesia is used, and you can walk right out of the Surgery Center shortly after surgery and perform most of your daily functions with no restrictions. Many patients are able to return to work or sports within days instead of weeks or months, as was common with older surgery methods.
After cataract surgery, some patients may need another procedure to remove the cloudy posterior capsule.
While not everyone is a candidate for no-stitch surgery, at New York Eye Surgery Center most patients receive this advanced surgical technique and are able to resume their daily activities quickly and confidently.
We take great pride in the exceptional service our patients receive. Our highly skilled surgeons have many years of experience and use only the newest, most advanced technology.
Our goal is to make sure you receive high quality, individualized attention in a friendly and caring environment.
If you have any questions please call us at (718) 519-1000.