No-Stitch Cataract Surgery
In the past, cataract surgery required a hospital stay, long healing times, restrictions on activities and even frequent eyeglass prescription changes during the first year after surgery. Today, advances in technology and surgical techniques have made cataract surgery a quicker, safer and more effective treatment to restore clear vision.
At Atwal Eye Care, we perform No-Stitch cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, right in our office. Our cataract doctors are able to perform the procedure by making only a tiny, precise corneal incision. A small ultrasound probe is inserted to break up the cloudy lens and gently wash it away. The replacement Intraocular Lens (IOL) is inserted through the same tiny incision.
After surgery, an eye patch is typically not needed and the incision actually heals itself without stitches. Patients can usually resume their lifestyle and normal activities soon after the procedure is performed. Your vision may be a bit blurry right after surgery and your eye may be itchy or irritated – this is normal. The prescription eye drops will help minimize discomfort. We will supply an eye shield to wear while sleeping as your eye heals to avoid hitting or rubbing your eye.
Only one eye is treated at a time. If you have cataracts in both eyes, your second eye can be treated after the first has healed (minimum of 2 weeks later).
To find out if cataract surgery is right for you, contact us today to schedule a cataract evaluation.
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