Cataracts cannot be treated with drops or medication. Surgery is still the only treatment option. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear, manmade intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is one of the most common and reliable operations. Each year, more than a million people have their vision improved through cataract surgery. Now the small-incision technique makes the procedure safer than it used to be and makes recovery quicker. The small-incision technique offers many benefits that can help get you back to your normal activities quickly. With small-incision cataract surgery:
- You spend less time in the operating room.
- Your incision heals faster.
- You’ll be back to your usual activities in days rather than weeks.
Are cataracts holding you back? Bausch Eye Associates is here to help, with an online Cataract Self-Test. Vision loss from cataracts keeps some people from doing the things they want. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Cataracts & Glaucoma
Patients who have both cataracts and glaucoma can now undergo Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) at the same time as their cataract surgery. A new technology called the iStent device can be implanted just following the cataract procedure. This implant can effectively and safely lower the intraocular pressure, and thus reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops.