Advanced Cataract Surgery

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SKILLED CATARACT SURGEONS

There are no medications, exercises, or optical devices that can prevent or cure cataracts. If you develop cataract problems severe enough to cause sufficient loss of vision to interfere with daily activities, surgery may be an option for you to consider.
 

It is no longer true that cataracts need to be ripe before they can be removed. Cataract surgery can be performed when your visual needs, lifestyle and declining visual acuity require it. 

Sabates Eye Centers’ Advanced Cataract Surgery Options 

During cataract surgery, which is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local and sometimes topical anesthesia, the cloudy lens is removed from the eye. In most cases, the focusing power of the natural lens is restored by replacing it with a permanent intraocular lens implant (IOL). If both eyes have cataracts, these will be need to be removed one at a time, allowing several weeks for the eyes to properly heal. 

 

At Sabates Eye Centers, we perform two different types of advanced cataract surgery – traditional and laser-assisted. Both are highly effective and safe. The choice between the two is decided based on what works best for the patient’s lifestyle and budget.

 

In the traditional cataract surgery, our ophthalmologists use a surgical microscope and microsurgical techniques such as using an ultrasonic device that delicately breaks up the cataract into tiny pieces. Then our surgeons safely remove these pieces from inside the eye using modern technology. 

 

A number of our cataract surgeons perform topical, clear corneal, no-stitch cataract surgery techniques. While this approach is not possible or in the best interest of all patients, it is utilized at times as being a more advanced technique that allows for a more rapid visual recovery. 

 

For some patients, the natural capsule that supports the intraocular lens will eventually later become cloudy. Laser-assisted surgery is then used to open this cloudy capsule to restore clear vision.

 

Laser-assisted is the other type of cataract surgery we perform. More information on this can be found on the LenSx surgery page. 

  • One-fifth of people who previously underwent successful cataract surgery, the natural capsule that supports the intraocular lens will eventually later become cloudy.

    FACT

    In one-fifth of people who previously underwent successful cataract surgery, the natural capsule that supports the intraocular lens will eventually later become cloudy.

  • More than 1.4 million Americans have cataract eye surgery each year and 95 percent of all cataract surgeries are without complications.

    CATARACT SURGERY: TRADITIONAL VS LASER

  • Advanced cataract eye surgeon Dr. Rohit Krishna, M.D., - Sabates Eye Centers.

    ADVANCED CATARACT SURGEON

    Dr. Rohit Krishna, M.D. – Dr. Krishna sees patients at the Leawood and Plaza Centers, and at the Truman Medical Center – University Health and Lakewood locations.

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CATARACT SURGERY RECOVERY

You will have to use medicated eye drops for several weeks, as your ophthalmologist directs, and wear a safety shield over your operative eye while sleeping for a brief period of time. Several postoperative visits are needed after your cataract surgery to check the progress of the eye as it heals, but you can easily resume the majority of your daily activities without issue.

 

It is important to understand that complications can occur during and after  cataract surgery, some of which may be severe enough to limit vision. As with any surgery, 20/20 vision cannot be guaranteed, but the odds are greatly on your side of having a very good end result at the end of the process.