Cataracts—the gradual clouding of the eyes natural lens—is a common vision issue experienced by aging patients. However, cataracts are treatable with laser-assisted cataract surgery at Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque, NM.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery
During cataract surgery, Dr. Bernitsky will:
- Create an incision on the cornea to access the natural lens behind it.
Because we already have the advanced technology for LASIK procedures, Dr. Bernitsky can use the femtosecond laser instead of a blade to create this incision. Bladeless cataract surgery is more precise and may reduce recovery time.
- Breakup the lens using high-frequency sound waves (phacoemulsification)
- Remove the disintegrated lens with gentle suction
- Implant a biocompatible intraocular lens (IOL)
- Close the incision on the cornea
In some cases, Dr. Bernitsky may be able to create corneal incisions that change its shape, correcting astigmatism during the cataract removal procedure.
When Cataract Surgery May Not Be an Option
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure—you come in and go home the same day. However, cataract surgery is not for everyone. There are some overall health and eye health issues that may make you a poor candidate for cataract surgery, including:
- Conditions causing inflammation of the eye
- History of detached retina(s)
- Age-related macular degeneration
Dr. Bernitsky will assess your fitness for cataract surgery during a thorough eye examination. All risks, possible outcomes and recovery instructions will be discussed so that you can make the best decision about your vision correction.
Advanced Cataract Surgery in Albuquerque
Dr. Bernitsky offers advanced technology and expertise in cataract removal. When you need vision correction because of aging eyes, trust your vision to one of Albuquerque’s Top Docs. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.
To schedule a cataract removal consultation with Dr. Bernitsky, call 505-323-0800 or contact us online today.
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