Cataract Surgery

Unfortunately, medication, eye drops, new glasses, or other forms of treatment cannot cure cataracts. The only way to restore clear vision is to remove the cloudy lens, and replace it with a new lens. The intraocular lens implant (IOL) is the most effective replacement lens used today. There have been great advances in intraocular lens implants.


Cataract Surgery

Many patients are slightly fearful about having cataract surgery because they may remember a parent or grandparent having the surgery. Prior to advancements in cataract surgery, cataract patients could have long hospital stays, experienced pain or discomfort, and had to remain inactive for a long period of time. In addition, patients had to wear thick, heavy cataract glasses after their surgery, often referred to as “Coke bottle glasses.” But today, with the use of modern techniques and advanced technology, cataract surgery is virtually painless. We use a No-Shot, No-Stitch, No-Patch procedure that takes only a few minutes to perform, and with the help of new Lifestyle Lenses, visual results are better than ever.

Nancy McCutchen | Cataract Patient

“After I had the surgery, I could see these colors well enough to get a better color.”

This surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure in our AAAHC Certified and Medicare approved Heaton Laser and Surgery Center. Patients are able to resume most normal activities soon after surgery. Some activities can be resumed the same day of surgery.