WHAT IS Traditional Cataract Surgery?
Known to be both extremely safe and remarkably effective, traditional cataract surgery is among the most frequently performed treatments worldwide. Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX are all proficient in both traditional and laser cataract surgery and are able to determine which method is best for each individual patient, depending on their unique situation and any additional refractive errors they may have. The primary difference in the two methods is that traditional surgery is performed using handheld surgical tools while the laser version is principally performed with advanced laser technology.
"Everyone in the office is very nice and professional!! Thank You Dr Lehmann for the excellent work!!"- A.G. / Google / Nov 26, 2020
"Dr. Maverick has a great bed-side manner and is very professional. Staff was extremely nice and polite."- M.A. / Google / Nov 25, 2020
"Been going here for 30 years. They are highly trained"- C.M. / Facebook / Oct 27, 2020
"Dr. Maverick saw me after I went to an ER for eye pain. I was told that I had a corneal ulcer and to follow up with an Ophthalmologist. He saw me right away and it luckily it was not an ulcer, but was something else and wearing my contacts made it worse. I am so grateful for him and his staff that got me in right away and made me feel so comfortable. I cannot wait until my ICL procedure coming up soon and to be free from contacts and glasses!!"- E.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 16, 2020
"I had LASIK done by Dr. Lehmann, 20/20 vision the very next day! Although the procedure itself was uncomfortable, it was fairly quick & I was back to my normal routine the very next morning! Dr. Lehmann even saw me the next day to make sure I was recovering well, thank you so much! 👀"- V.F. / Facebook / Oct 12, 2020
HOW IS TRADITIONAL CATARACT SURGERY DONE?
At our office, traditional cataract surgery is an outpatient treatment that usually takes under ten minutes for each eye. During laser cataract surgery, the patient is conscious; however, his or her eyes are fully numbed prior to the procedure to create total comfort. We will use a scalpel to create an extremely small incision at the outside boundary of the corneal tissue and utilize a separate instrument to access the lens via the incision. This instrument disintegrates the cataract lens using ultrasonic waves, and it is then suctioned out of the eye. The opening is so tiny that it doesn't require a single stitch and will heal by itself.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR TRADITIONAL CATARACT SURGERY?
For the team at Focal Point Vision, our top priority is enhancing your vision and overall eye health. We're ready to make sure you receive any eye care you may need. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or believe you have the typical symptoms, call our San Antonio, TX location to arrange an exam with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists. Find out if traditional cataract surgery is the ideal approach to restore your eye health and clear sight.
How Long Does Traditional Cataract Surgery Take?
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