Imagine you have a plastic trash bag (the cheap thin ones from a discount store, not the Heavy Duty Hefty bag) – this is going to be our imaginary capsular bag. In the eye this bag is only a few millionths of a meter thick. Now fill it up with oatmeal – this is our model cataract. Now, in order to remove the cataract we are going to use an instrument that both pours fluid into the bag and vacuums the oatmeal out of the bag.
Before we begin the discussion about cataracts and cataract surgery, I’d like to first introduce you to the way the eye works.
Cataract Surgery Essentials It has been awhile since I have had a chance to update my blog. However, I have good reason: I have been working on an audio project for my patients with cataracts. I will now share this project online through my blog