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Cataract Surgery

At Carabin Eye Care, Dr. Carabin uses the latest technology which includes Lensx Femtosecond Laser and premium Intraocular lens (IOL) to correct astigmatism and near vision.

Prior to cataract surgery your eye is measured by ultrasound to determine the correct power of the intraocular lens that will correct your vision.

Most patients can undergo the procedure using eyedrops as anesthesia. A small incision is made into the eye and an ultrasonic probe is used to remove the cataract, a procedure called phacoemulsification. In phacoemulsification, an ultrasonic oscillating probe is inserted into the eye. The probe breaks up the center of the lens. The fragments are suctioned from the eye at the same time. A small incision that in most cases does not require sutures to close can be used since the cataract is removed in tiny pieces. Most of the lens capsule is left behind and a foldable intraocular lens implant, or IOL, is placed permanently inside to help focus light onto the retina. Vision returns quickly and one can resume normal activities within a short period of time. The procedure typically takes 10-15 minutes and patients return home the same day.

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