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What type of surgery is recommended for cataracts?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Find the best surg

The most advanced technique for cataract surgery is being used by about 30% of surgeons.
Find a surgeon who performs surgery under topical anesthesia, with a small (2-3 millimeter) incision, foldable lens implants, and no stitches.

In brief: Find the best surg

The most advanced technique for cataract surgery is being used by about 30% of surgeons.
Find a surgeon who performs surgery under topical anesthesia, with a small (2-3 millimeter) incision, foldable lens implants, and no stitches.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology

In brief: Phacoemulsification

Phaco emulsification is the most advanced form of cataract surgery.
Most is done with ultrasound but recently, laser assisted surgery has brought on a big buzz. Jury is still out on the laser!

In brief: Phacoemulsification

Phaco emulsification is the most advanced form of cataract surgery.
Most is done with ultrasound but recently, laser assisted surgery has brought on a big buzz. Jury is still out on the laser!
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Cataract surgery

Various techniques for removal of cataract, most common being extracapsular extraction using phacoemulsification.
Femtosecond laser is being tried to assist in creating incisions and cutting the cataract into pieces that are then aspirated out. Cataract surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and patient's are commonly awake but with local/topical anesthesia.

In brief: Cataract surgery

Various techniques for removal of cataract, most common being extracapsular extraction using phacoemulsification.
Femtosecond laser is being tried to assist in creating incisions and cutting the cataract into pieces that are then aspirated out. Cataract surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and patient's are commonly awake but with local/topical anesthesia.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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