Traditional Cataract Surgery

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Traditional Cataract Surgery in Denver

What is Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery, the most commonly performed and safest surgery in the United States, is performed by Dr. Kouyoumdjian (we call him Dr. K), our fellowship trained corneal specialist on an outpatient basis.

Cataract surgery with Dr K typically takes less than 10 minutes to perform. Eye drops are used to dilate your pupil. You will be given a sedative to help you relax and a local anesthetics to numb the eye. During the procedure, you may remain awake, but will be groggy. Dr K will remove the cataract and implant a clear artificial lens into in its place.  This implant is known as a monofical intraocular lens (IOL)which will provide a single best corrected vision at far, intermediate or near distances (not all three). For example, if you choose to correct your distance vision, following surgery you will need to obtain a pair of prescription reading glasses. Following surgery, you won’t be able to see or feel the lens. It requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye.

If you have cataracts in both eyes, Dr K typically schedules a second surgery a few days to weeks later to remove the cataract in your other eye. Cataract surgery successfully restores vision in 99.7% of people who have the procedure.

Traditional cataract surgery is known as one of the most successful and safest surgical procedures available. Yet technological advances have brought us blade free laser cataract surgery further enhancing and expanding the field of cataract surgery. Talk to your Vision Care Specialists optometrist or Dr K about this new procedure and learn why we were part of the first group of surgeons to bring laser cataract surgery to Denver.

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