“Recovery from our bladeless laser cataract surgery and lens implant procedure at Seeta Eye Centers is worth sharing information about as often the patient expectations of cataract surgery recovery are not exactly in line with how much different and easy we are able to make it for them,” explained NY Cataract Surgeon Satish Modi, M.D. of Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and Carmel, New York. “I routinely perform cataract removal and lens implants using a very tiny incision, with no needles and typically only eye drops for anesthesia,” explained Dr. Modi. “When our cataract patients leave the Dutchess Ambulatory Surgery Center they are surprised and pleased by how comfortable and unremarkable the postoperative course is. In fact, most patients don't require pain medications as at most they have a slight foreign body feeling from the incision which usually clears in a few hours.
Dr. Modi further explained, “The vision the day after bladeless laser cataract surgery is usually quite good and patients often excitedly comment about how well they are seeing. This is because when we remove the cloudy lens material of a cataract through a tiny 2.2 mm incision we must use a high speed ultrasonic probe or what is called a phacoemulsifier. This creates a great deal of heat as it acts as a small “jackhammer”, with fragments moving within the eye. With laser cataract surgery we use less energy as the femtosecond laser can and does fragment and break apart this hard core or nucleus-this in turn, allows me to remove the now "chopped up and softened" nucleus with less applied energy to the eye which results in very little swelling.
Finally, Dr. Modi advised patients, “One thing that we do explain to patients about their vision after bladeless laser cataract surgery is that depending on the type of lens implant you have had there may be a little adaptation. For example, if you have had a near vision presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implant such as the Acry®Sof ReSTOR® there may be re-learning of how to see far and near. Most patients adapt pretty quickly.
If you or someone you know has questions about cataract, bladeless laser cataract surgery, lens implants or the recovery from any type of eye surgery please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers at 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
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