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.
Traditional Cataract Surgery Reviews
"The staff was very professional and up to date on the latest technology for eye examinations. When my cataract surgery was scheduled I was sent emails with the forms to fill out and information on any pre-op instructions. The whole process went very smoothly for me and I am very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. I would highly recommend Focal Point Vision and will continue to use the for my yearly eye exams."- G.L. / Google / Apr 21, 2021
"Great, professional staff. Follow up care after cataract surgery is phenomenal! Highly recommend."- M.P. / Google / Jul 09, 2021
"I had just moved in to this area not even a couple weeks ago. I was very, very nervous about seeing a new OD. I had just had cataract surgery, on both eyes just a week apart before moving to this area. But when I walked in This facility all my nervousness vanished. The young ladies at the front desk was very professional in kind. The atmosphere made you feel like you were at home and with family. Miss Sylvia was outstanding. She went above and beyond to reassure me that everything was going to be just fine. In that Dr. Amy Connor, 0D Was top notch, One of the best in the area. And she definitely didn’t steer me wrong. I was very pleased with Dr. Connor and she will be taking me on as a new patient Thank you so much For making my experience a wonderful!!!"- B.M. / Google / Jul 25, 2021
"Dr. Maverick performed cataract surgery on me seven years ago and on my wife a year ago. I went to Dr Maverick for a general check up yesterday. Both surgeries were totally successful without any complications, and at age 81 Dr. Maverick gave me an "excellent condition" yesterday. Dr. Maverick is very professional and personable, immediately puts you at ease and explains the procedure. His staff who performed initial testing were also excellent. Strongly recommend.."- D.&. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"I got to say that this is one great place for anyone that has eye problems you can't put a price on your vision they treat you like a person they're there for you from the beginning they make you feel special the staff is super nice and carrying I have seen a couple of eye doctors that couldn't diagnose my eye problem the first day I went they diagnosed my problem they set up the appointment right away I was blind after cataract surgery in my left eye for six months you don't know how it feels when you're used to seeing with both eyes and then losing your sight in one but thanks to the doctor and staff I am gaining my sight back slowly but surely it is like getting a second chance when you feel that there is no hope here is the place to go I highly recommended you will not regret it they will do everything possible to give you back your vision And by the way I want to thank dr. Lehmann couldn't ask for a better doctor"- J.H. / Google / Sep 29, 2021
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.
Traditional Cataract Surgery FAQ
How long does traditional cataract surgery take?
Traditional cataract surgery is very quick, often taking only 10 minutes or less for each eye. It’s performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you won’t require a hospital stay and can go home after your surgery is finished.
Is traditional cataract surgery safe?
Traditional cataract surgery is very safe and effective when performed by experienced doctors like the team at Focal Point Vision. Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most common cataract treatments, with an estimated 3.8 million surgeries performed worldwide every year.
Which is better, traditional cataract surgery or laser surgery?
When it comes to cataract surgery, there is no “best” surgery. During your consultation at Focal Point Vision, your doctor will assess your condition and then determine whether traditional cataract surgery or laser surgery is the best option to address your cataracts. Both methods can safely and effectively treat your cataracts to restore healthy vision.
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.
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