Cataract Surgery Procedure
Almost all cataracts are removed under sedation in theatre. Microincision techniques are used (incisions are around 2mm wide on the cornea).
A plastic lens is implanted through this tiny incision once the cataract has been emulsified and removed by your surgeon. This lens is measured by your preoperative measurement.
You will be required to put eye drops prescribed for you in each eye 3-4 times a day for 3 weeks.
You will need to sleep with a plastic eye shield over the operated eye for 3 nights in order to prevent anything from entering the operated eye while you are sleeping. The shield can be removed the next day.
You must not rub your eye and not get dirty or tap water in it for 4 days because this is a sutureless technique.
Dr Chrissie Cockinos ophthalmologist and cataract eye specialist explains cataract surgery procedure and cataract surgery aftercare.