During cataract surgery we remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens called an IOL. We perform a minimally invasive, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery called phacoemulsification (“phaco”) surgery.
How We Perform Cataract Surgery
First, we numb the eye with anesthesia. Then we make a tiny incision in the eye to make room for a small ultrasonic probe. This probe breaks up, or emulsifies, the cloudy lens into tiny pieces.
After the cloudy lens has been removed, a new artificial lens, or IOL, is implanted in the eye. Finally, the self-sealing incision closes, so patients usually do not need stitches. Most of our patients say that recovery is much easier than they imagined. Because of this, many people are back to work within just a couple of days.
Where We Perform Cataract Surgery
We operate at the Snowden River Surgery Center. The center is a state of the art eye surgery facility located in Ellicott City, MD, which is just 15 minutes from our Glen Burnie, MD office. Please visit the Snowden River Surgery Center website for more information.
View an educational presentation about the surgery below