Cataract Surgery in Michigan
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens in your eye. As we age, our eyes mature and vision changes naturally occur. In fact, cataracts affect more than 50% of people over the age of 60.
With no medical treatment available to prevent or reverse the development of cataracts, those who suffer from this disease can look to our simple, stress-free eye surgery to restore their vision. Without this procedure, the natural lens continues to cloud, making daily activities a thing of the past.
What is an IOL?
An IOL is small—about ⅓ the size of a dime—and is made from synthetic materials. During the procedure, your natural eye lens is removed, allowing the IOL to be inserted in its place. The length of surgery ranges from 30 minutes to an hour and the incision heals on its own, so there are no stitches required.
Once you discuss your visual goals with our expert ophthalmologists we will determine together which of the IOL types is best for your lifestyle. Whether monofocal, multifocal, accommodating, or toric IOL is selected, you’ll be able to go home soon after your procedure.
Dropless cataract surgery offers a wonderful alternative for those looking for a smoother recovery from cataract surgery. After traditional cataract surgery, eye drops are prescribed to prevent infection. If you opt for dropless cataract surgery, our expert eye surgeons administer the antibiotics and anti-inflammatories during the cataract procedure resulting in a more relaxing postoperative period.
This makes post-procedure recovery a breeze. Administering drops on your own can be a burden, and add additional costs. Talk with one of our expert ophthalmologists to determine if the dropless procedure is a good fit for you.
What Are Cataract Symptoms?
In addition to cloudy vision, cataracts cause: