Cataracts are vision disorders that occur when the lens loses its transparency. Light rays do not reach the retina as well and vision becomes blurred. A surgical micro-incision technique is used to remedy this.
How is the cataract operation performed?
Cataract surgery is a surgical procedure that takes about 10 minutes. To operate on a cataract, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger makes a micro-incision in the side of the cornea, through which a new lens is inserted. Before the lens is inserted, the cataract is broken up (opaque lens), these pieces are then extracted, and the new lens is inserted to replace the natural lens of the eye. The patient is allowed to go home the same day. Both eyes are operated on at intervals for optimal healing.
Which kind of post-operation follow-up is there?
After the operation, the patient leaves with a follow-up schedule. These monitoring appointments are placed at 8 days and then 1 month after the operation, in most cases.
After the operation there is a protocol to be respected. Certain recommendations are given so that the patient may recover as quickly as possible.
Whether it is before or after the operation, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger will be happy to answer all your questions enabling you to have complete peace of mind.