In a typical cataract surgery, does the ophthalmologist give a needle anesthesia injection directly into the eye before surgery?

No. Most ophthalmologists use topical anesthesia that utilizes eye drops and ointment for anesthesia. In addition, during the surgery, many surgeons will squirt a little bit of anesthesia into the front of the eye near the start. Best wishes.

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How can someone who had cataract surgery need bifocals? Does the eye age all over again?

They all do. Unless the patient chooses a multifocal lens, most patients after cataract surgery require bifocals. If they're lucky enough that they're vision for distance is 20/20, then they would only need reading glasses. The eye, like the rest of your body is always aging. Even though the implants are stable, the rest of our eyes are not. So your vision do change over time, even after cataract surgery. Read more...
No. Cataract surgery replaces ones cloudy lens (cataract) with a clear lens implant. Unless you have a new multi-focal or accomodative iol, the lens implant is mono focal. Meaning it only focuses at one distance, therefore needing glasses for close. Read more...
No. After cataract surgery, bifocals or reading glasses will still be needed unless the patient chose monovision, a multifocal or accommodative lens implant. Standard lens implants allow some near vision but do not focus up close enough to allow reading or fine activity at near. Read more...

I have a had a cataract surgery and insertion of lens 5 yrs ago. Now I see pics with flash on, there's a white spot in the eye. Shld I worry?

No. You are likely seeing a light reflection from the anterior aspect of the intraocular lens implant. How's your vision? Glare symptoms from normally expected opacification of the posterior capsule that supports the intraocular lens may also increase the rather whitish reflex too. For reassurance talk to your ophthalmologist. A checkup is usually a good idea. . Read more...

Following cataract surgery, will the eye go back to normal perfect vision?

Possibly. If the eye is normal except for the cataract and had excellent vision before the cataract formed, then normal vision is the usual result. Cataract surgery corrects cloudy optics but will not undo any retinal or corneal damage that predates the cataract removal. Read more...
Vision & Cataract. Vision usually decreases with cataract formation; Depending on pre-operative risk factors (ie, hypertension, diabetes, pseudoexfoliation, trauma, etc) the vast majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision after cataract surgery (low risk factor patients). Most patients say colors are brighter after surgery & VA much better. More info at: eyedoc2020 blogspot com. Read more...

Can you tell me how could cataract surgery end up breaking the lens pocket in the eye?

Cataract. If you mean what can cause a tear in the capsular membrane that surrounds the natural lens during cataract surgery, the answer would be: many things. Cataract surgery is performed expertly by many careful and well-trained surgeons throughout the country, and we always try to avoid an unintentional tears in the capsule, especially posteriorly, but it can happen easily because it is so delicate. Read more...
Cataract Surgery:how. The lens: usually clear, behind iris & like a "pillow in a pillowcase". When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; Goal: keep capsular bag intact; ultrasound tip can puncture/disrupt bag; More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. Read more...