Cataract Surgery Using Phacoemulsification Techniques
Lens: unifocal lens or multi-focal lens
Procedure Time: 15 minutes
Complications: Complications may occur with completely mature, advanced cataracts. This type of cataract is actually very hard and ultrasound waves can't be used to break the cataract, because it’s too hard. The surgeon may have to revert to the old method and make an incision of about five to six mm long. This procedure will take about forty minutes and involves about five to six stitches. The stitches are not removed.
Side Effects: eye may be a bit red for the first week
Anesthesia: The procedures normally is not performed under general anesthesia unless the patient is extremely apprehensive.
Pain: Pain associated with this procedure is generally minimal, unless in case of infection which is very rare and is treated immediately with intensive antibiotic drops. This is typically a short term condition.
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