Cataract Surgery Procedure

Cataract Surgery to Improve Your Vision

If you have a visually significant cataract, the only way to regain your clear vision is to remove the cataract surgically. Often you can also choose to limit your need for glasses with the use of our Toric and Multifocal Lenses. You and your cataract surgeon will discuss this and other aspects of the surgery.

cataract-surgeryOur surgeons can use the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) technology which offers patients the most advanced analysis and measurement of the eye during the surgical procedure. By calculating your specific eye measurement, the ORA technology allows your surgeon to tailor your treatment to your individual needs. It is especially important for those who have had previous LASIK and other refractive procedures and are candidates for the cataract operation

How Effective is ORA-Guided Cataract Surgery?

Compared to traditional cataract procedures, ORA-guided cataract surgery is proven to significantly improve your visual outcome.

What Types of Intraocular Lenses (IOLS) are Offered for Patients?

Standard Options

Standard intraocular lenses called monofocal IOLS are used for patients who don’t need or want to correct other vision problems such as astigmatism and presbyopia. These lenses will provide you with excellent visual clarity, but glasses or contacts will still be needed sometimes with the use of a monofocal lens.

Advanced Intraocular Lenses Offered

Our cataract surgeons and surgical coordinators will discuss our premium options with you. These include multifocal IOLS such as the ReSTOR® or Technis multifocal and the astigmatism correcting IOLs called Toric lenses.

Am I a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?

You and your physician will discuss if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery. Generally when the cataract impairs the vision enough to cause difficulty reading, watching television or driving then cataract surgery should be considered as an option. A comprehensive eye examination will determine if a cataract is the cause.

What to Expect During the Cataract Operation

  • Dilation of the pupil in the treated eye
  • Cleansing of area around the eye
  • Application of anesthetic drops in the treated eye
  • Mild IV sedation by an anesthesiologist or anesthetist


  • Procedure typically lasts less than one hour
  • Minimal pain for most patients
  • Patch placed over treated eye after the procedure
  • Patient recovery in facility

Driver Required to Take Patient Home