cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removing the cloudy cataract from your eye and replacing it with a clear lens implant.  This procedure takes only 15 minutes and with modern techniques can be done with no needles or stitches.  A small microincision is created through the cornea to gain access to the cataract lens.  The cataract is then vacuumed out using an ultrasonic probe. This is called phacoemulsification. A new intraocular lens (IOL) implant is then injected back into the eye. This implanted lens folds very small but once inside the eye, unfolds like a blossoming flower. This replaces your cataract with a new clear lens, improving vision and eliminating glare.  This is a high-tech, refined technique used by myself and most cataract surgeons due to its low rate of complication and rapid healing time.

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Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:

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