Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens called an IOL. We perform a minimally invasive, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery called phacoemulsification (“phaco”) surgery.
First, the eye is numbed with anesthesia. Then a tiny incision is made 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. With the recent advance of foldable IOLs (intraocular lenses), artificial lenses can be implanted through the same small incision from the phaco procedure.
We operate at the Snowden River Surgery Center, a state of the art eye surgery facility located in Ellicott City, MD. Please visit the Snowden River Surgery Center website for more information.
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To learn more about Cataract Surgery, call us today at 410-590-9260.