Ultrasound method of cataract surgery
The cataract operation is one of the most common but also to the most successful interventions in medicine in general.
The only way to treat a cataract is surgical. Despite numerous studies, so far, no reliable way to prevent cataract or its medication has been found.
Cataract surgery is the most common surgical intervention on the human body and has become a routine procedure in modern eye clinics.
The essence of phacoemulsification consists in ultrasonic nucleic dilution with simultaneous aspiration and irrigation through a small, hermetically sealed incision. Significance of a small operative incision is seen in a consistent control of intraocular pressure and depth of the frontal eye cabin, level of postoperative astigmatism and rapid rehabilitation of the patient. Depending on the width of the cannula for emulsification and the type of IOL, the required operational width ranges from 1.5 to 2.8 mm.
This small cut, which is not sewn, completely heals for 2-5 days, when patients return to normal activities without restrictions.
What we can consider today as a modern and reliable method for cataract surgery is phacoemulsification with ultrasound (in pulsed or “burst mode” to reduce energy consumption), up to 2.8 mm inches incision, all under the protection of surrounding tissues by viscoelastic.
When to operate a cataract?
- When a diagnosis is established and operation advised
- When visual acuity decrease hampers your daily activity
During the operation, the patient is comfortably set and lies on the back. The face is covered with a disposable sterile foil, which is transparent in the eye area that is operative. A special instrument keeps the eyelids open. Cataract surgery usually takes 8 to 15 minutes, and the patient leaves the center for about an hour or two.
All patients are in the process of incorporating the IOL into the place where the natural lens was located.
Laser cataract operation – Precision and safety in the first place thanks to knife-free microsurgery!
Amo Intralase iFS femtosecond laser
The most modern cataract operations are performed by a combination of laser and ultrasound. A triple incision is done with Special Intralase iFS laser – entrance into eye is made with laser of a knife, and the rest of the operation is performed with an ultrasound probe as well as with a classical method. Such a procedure is minimally invasive and the best postoperative results are achieved.
The cataract operation can be simple and without trauma – at the best world standards.