Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by an ophthalmologist. The front part of the lens envelope, known as the lens capsule, is delicately opened so that the unwanted lens material can be removed. A needle-like ultrasonic device is used to destroy the hardened and yellow proteins that make up the cataract. As the materials are destroyed, a vacuum is used to remove them from the eye.
Once the cataract has been successfully removed from the eye, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted through the incision. The IOL will remain permanently inside your eye in this location, acting similar to a contact lens. IOLs cannot be felt or sensed in any way by the patient. Dr. Gipson can provide you with all of information and benefits to each IOL. If you are interested in learning more about cataract surgery and IOLs, please contact NeoVision.