Placing the New Lens into the Eye. Continuing my series on what happens during cataract surgery, we have so far removed the cataract, but still have to place the new lens in the eye.
Actual Cataract Removal. Finally, it is time to remove the cataract using Hydrodissection, Hydrodelineation, Phacoemulsification and ‘bi-manual’ irrigation and aspiration techniques.
Start of Surgery. Creating a clear cornea temporal incision. In order to remove the cataract and later place a new lens in the eye an incision must be made in the cornea.
Getting Ready for the Actual Cataract Surgery. Transporting the patient to the operating room to getting the eye prepped for surgery using betadine solution.
First Paragraph of a Typical Cataract Surgery Operative Report. Before cataract surgery many surgeons will have the patient start eyedrops (anti-Inflammatory, antibiotic and dilating drops) to prepare the eye for surgery.
Not a week goes by in which I am told by a patient with 100% conviction that her friend had cataract surgery done with a laser. Although it is remotely possible that this conviction is well-founded, I’m going to explain why it’s far more likely that her friend is mistaken.