Cataract Surgery in Delray Beach, FL

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What Is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery, referred to as phacoemulsification, is among the most commonly performed treatments across the globe. As a safe and effective procedure, cataract surgery involves the process of removing a clouded lens in the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The board-certified ophthalmologists at Rothchild Eye Institute are experts in both traditional and laser cataract surgery to help patients enjoy clearer, sharper vision. While both methods are considered safe and highly effective, traditional cataract operations are performed with manually operated surgical implements, whereas laser cataract surgery is performed using state-of-the-art laser technology. Schedule an exam with us in Delray Beach, FL to learn more about your cataract removal options.

How Is Cataract Surgery Performed?

At Rothchild Eye Institute, our skilled eye surgeons provide cataract surgery as an outpatient procedure that usually takes around ten minutes per eye. Numbing medication is administered in the eye prior to starting the surgery to ensure patient comfort. When it is time to begin, our team will place a device around the eye to prevent blinking and will make a 3mm incision at the outside boundary of the corneal tissue. An instrument will then be inserted into the area to break up the clouded lens with ultrasonic waves so it can be easily removed. An artificial premium IOL will then be inserted into the eye through the same channel and sutures may be placed. The incision is extremely small and usually heals relatively quickly. Post-treatment instructions will then be provided by a member of our clinical team.

Cataract Surgery FAQ

How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

Typically, patients are able to return to normalcy within about eight weeks of the procedure. However, any initial discomfort will usually subside within only a few days, thanks to prescription eye drops provided by a member of our team.

Is cataract surgery painful?

Cataract surgery is generally considered painless due to the use of a numbing solution applied to the eyes that prevent the patient from feeling any discomfort. The eyes will continue to feel numb for several hours after the surgery, at which point, there may be some mild discomfort.

How long will it take for my vision to stabilize after cataract surgery?

While this can vary from one patient to another, most of our patients find that their eyesight has stabilized about 1 – 3 months after the surgery. We'll schedule a follow-up appointment with you during this time in order to ensure your eyes have healed properly and to provide you with a new prescription for your glasses.

Optimize Your Vision With Cataract Care

Our mission at Rothchild Eye Institute is to optimize your eyesight and general eye health. Whether you have cataracts or other conditions impacting your vision, our expert ophthalmologists are ready to help improve your vision and your quality of life. If you have a clouded lens or vision problems associated with clouded lenses, please call our Delray Beach, FL practice to arrange a consultation with an experienced cataract surgeon. We are pleased to accept Medicare, a variety of insurance plans, and CareCredit® financing plans.

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