A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes opaque or cloudy and as a result prevents the light rays passing through the lens from focusing on the retina. The natural aging process causes the lens to become hard and less clear. Mild cataracts generally don’t require removal, but as cataracts progress and the ability to see clearly diminishes, it becomes necessary to remove them in order to restore good vision. Through the skills of the ophthalmic surgeon utilizing the latest surgical techniques and equipment, the prospects of regaining good vision following cataract removal surgery and resuming normal activities are excellent.
During the procedure the cataract or opaque lens is removed through a tiny incision using phacoemulsification and replaced with an intraocular lens. The new lens remains in place without the need for stitches and can provide good vision for the remainder of the patient’s lifetime.
Before scheduling cataract removal surgery, the ophthalmologist will perform a complete eye examination including a thorough review of your medical history and other relevant information. If he determines that you would benefit from cataract removal and lens implant surgery, you will be given detailed information about the procedure and he will answer any questions you may have. After obtaining your consent, the surgery will be scheduled. The surgery is performed in our Sonora Eye Surgery Center that complies with strict Federal and State regulatory standards similar to those for hospital surgery departments and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care the premier organization that provides accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
In addition to our high standards of excellence, you will be treated with respect and kindness. Please call to learn more about cataracts and how we can improve your vision.