Dr. Maverick Speaks about refractive surgery. He explains the different options and how the procedures are done.
Dr. Kenneth Maverick: I’m Dr. Maverick. Today is one of the most exciting times in ophthalmology because we have so many innovations and options when we do cataract surgery. A cataract is basically where the lens in the eye gets cloudy, usually with age or over time. And we replace it with a clear one in the same place. We perform surgery in an outpatient setting, that’s been shown to be much more efficient and also more comfortable to the patient. In large studies, it’s also been shown to be safer than some other settings. Unlike going to the hospital, it’s free parking. It’s easy in and out. And typically, you’re only here a couple of hours.