Cataract surgery is performed in an outpatient surgical setting under local-monitored anesthesia and topical numbing eye drops. Cataract surgery most commonly performed by Phacoemulsification - a small incision is made in the cornea, and a phaco tip is inserted and the lens material (cataract) is removed. A new intraocular lens is then put in place and the incision seals itself.
Complete healing varies from patient to patient, and improved vision takes from two days to two weeks. There are potential complications to cataract surgery, and the doctor will explain these to you at the time of your examination.
Dr. Chang at Central Valley Eye Care is preforming the most recent techiques and intraocullar lens implants available.
Cataract surgery is covered by your medical insurance.