Cataract surgery is performed by Dr. Williamson at our Advanced Surgery Center. Modern cataract surgery is one of the safest types of surgery and is performed on 1.5 million people each year in the United States. It has been extremely successful in significantly restoring vision.
Prior to surgery, you will be given medication to help you relax, and drops of medication will be placed in your eye. Your eye will be completely numb and you should experience no pain during the surgery, which takes approximately 10 minutes to perform.
Cataract removal is performed with the aid of a high powered microscope and delicate miniaturized instruments. The cataract is emulsified and gently suctioned out.