An Overview of Cataract Surgery

It is common to develop a cataract, which is a clouded lens, as part of the natural aging process. Cataracts can cause frustrating blurring of vision, increased glare with night driving, sensitivity to light and difficulty reading, among other symptoms.

Preparing for routine cataract surgery consists of dilating the patient’s pupil wth eye drops. Local anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye and a light sedative is used to relax the patient. Dr. Davis uses a machine that employs ultrasonic waves to break up the cataract into tiny pieces, which are then suctioned out of the eye. An artificial lens is used to replace the lens that was cloudy and removed.

Lens Types

The goal of cataract surgery is to replace the clouded lens with an artificial lens. Different lens types are available. The surgeon will determine what lenses the patient is a candidate for and allow the patient to choose based on the goal for vision postoperatively. For example, a monofocal lens corrects for distance vision, multifocal lens correct near, intermediate and distance vision. Toric lens corrects astigmatism.

Cataract Surgery Multifocal Lens Pros and Cons

Some of the benefits of cataract surgery with multifocal lens implants include vision correction for distance, intermediate and near and the elimination of glasses or contact lenses.

Some patients report difficulty reading in dim lighting, while some experience glare or halos at night. Multifocal lenses are considered an upgrade to traditional cataract surgery and will incur and added out of the pocket expense. 

About Davis Eye Center

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio’s own Davis Eye Center is a go-to resource for general eye care, cataract and LASIK surgery for patients all over Northeast Ohio. Patients turn to Davis Eye Center for everything from routine eye exams to LASIK surgery. 

Are you ready to take the next steps toward better vision and better health? If so, then reach out to the team from Davis Eye Center today to learn more.