Cataract surgery and its benefits

Written by: Dr. Emili Ayats Padrosa
Published: | Updated: 22/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®
The only current treatment for cataracts is the extraction of the opaque lens and its replacement by a clear intraocular lens of the optical power required by the patient's eye. To remove the opaque lens, the surgeon uses a technique called phacoemulsification.
 
Cataract surgery and its benefits
 

Cataract Intervention

This technique begins with a microscopic incision that will be closed by itself and by means of which instruments are introduced that gently decompose the cataract and aspirate it into minute fragments. Respecting its curvature (lens capsule), the surgeon has introduced a collapsible intraocular lens that is placed inside the capsular bag that previously housed the lens.

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

The surgery of the lens, through phacoemulsification, is currently a technique:
 
1. Very fast and painless
 
2. That does not need general anesthesia, a few drops of anesthetic eye drops are enough.
 
3. With a very fast visual recovery.
 
The current technology in the design and manufacture of intraocular lenses allows, in selected cases, the implantation of multifocal and / or toric lenses taking advantage of the surgery of extraction of the lens. These lenses are designed to allow vision without glasses both near and far. They are currently considered as one of the safest, most accurate and predictable surgical techniques for the treatment of presbyopia or tired sight. The specialist in Ophthalmology will tell you if they are indicated in your case.
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Emili Ayats Padrosa
Ophthalmology

Reference in Ophthalmology, Dr. Ayats Padrosa ophthalmologist is founder and partner at the Institute of Ophthalmology Clinic Girona. Throughout his career, he has innovated in various techniques in cataract surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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