Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a condition that involves clouding of the lens in an eye, which causes blurred, unclear vision and other symptoms. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens from the eye and replaces it with an artificial lens implant (intraocular lens or IOL) that restores clear vision.

Cataract Surgery With Surgical Solutions Network

Many people choose Surgical Solutions for cataract surgery. Our board-certified eye surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. Our patient-centred philosophy means we strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care and a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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We combine innovation with the latest technology and processes to advance surgical care in Canada and better serve patients and providers.

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What Does Cataract Surgery Treat?

Cataract surgery can restore clear vision in the affected eye. Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry, cloudy vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Faded colours
  • Double vision

How Is Cataract Surgery Performed?

You may need to follow specific advice regarding what to eat and drink before cataract surgery. Our surgeons typically perform the surgery while you are awake. After dilating the pupil, the surgeon makes a very small incision in the front of the eye and inserts a thin ultrasound device to break up the cloudy lens (phacoemulsification). The lens pieces are removed from the eye using suction. The surgeon then inserts an intraocular lens (IOL) in place of the natural lens.

The procedure uses tiny incisions for faster recovery times and less risk of complications.

How Long Does It Take for Recovery From Cataract Surgery?

After surgery, you are taken to a recovery room to be monitored and will see the surgeon in their office later in the day to confirm the position of the lens. The procedure does not require an overnight stay. You need to have a trusted adult on hand to drive you home. You will usually wear an eye patch for a few days after surgery.

Next Steps for Cataract Surgery

If you are ready to discuss your cataract surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us using our online form to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications
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