Cataract Surgery


Fortunately, with modern medical technology, your cataract can be treated safely and effectively through the use of microsurgical techniques. In fact, cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today.The procedure involves the surgical removal of the clouded lens and its replacement with a synthetic, crystal clear intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL is permanent and provides natural peripheral vision and good depth perception.

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A number of factors, including presence of a poorly-dilating pupil, mature cataract, floppy iris, scarring, intraocular inflammation, traumatic changes and pseudoexfoliation, convert routine cataract surgery into a complex procedure. It is crucial that such operations are performed by surgeons who are well-trained and experienced in performing such difficult procedures.

The patient enters the hospital and goes home the same day. The operation itself usually takes less than 30 minutes and causes very little discomfort. The patient is sedated and given local anesthetic and is comfortable during the operation. Most often, the patient enters the hospital and goes home the same day. The operation itself usually takes less than one hour and causes very little discomfort.

Stephen M. Soll, MD, FACS was one of the first ophthalmologists on the east coast to introduce a new intraocular lens implant to correcting astigmatism during cataract surgery. The physicians of Soll Eye are all highly trained in cataract surgery. Our cataract surgeons, including Dr. Markovitz, Dr. Driver and Dr. Doych are experienced in managing routine and complex cataract surgical procedures.