When surgery becomes necessary for a cataract patient, they can rest assured that they will be well cared for at Kung Eye Center. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S. It has evolved over the years into a state-of-the-art procedure that is usually completed in only a few minutes, and has a quick recovery.
Cataract surgery begins by dilating the pupil and administering eye numbing drops to ensure patient comfort. A small incision is created and an ultrasonic probe is inserted that breaks up the clouded lens into smaller pieces and suctions them out. This process is called phacoemulsification. Next, a new intraocular lens (IOL) is placed in the space where the clouded lens used to be. Patients can have the Medicare approved monofocal lens, which allows for clear cataract free vision, but may require the use of glasses for distance vision after surgery. Patients that have a monofocal lens will require reading glasses or bifocals following surgery. Many patients, however, choose to upgrade to Premium multifocal or accommodative lens implants that offer clear vision at a range of distances, including up close and can reduce or eliminate dependence on reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery. Find more information on our premium lens options here.
Kung Eye Center also offers Laser Cataract Surgery, the latest and most innovative approach to treating cataracts. Laser cataract surgery provides unmatched precision, can lead to better visual outcomes, and a reduced recovery time. Learn more about laser cataract surgery here.