Cataract Surgery in Saskatchewan & Regina
Clear the Fog with Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are the clouding of your eye’s natural lens. They’re part of the aging process and affect nearly everyone. Cataracts often develop slowly over many years but can also form rapidly following trauma, previous eye surgeries, or as a result of certain medications.
Mild cataracts can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or improved lighting. But as they progress, they may impact your quality of life. When they start to interfere with your daily activities, you may need cataract surgery. Surgery is the only way to fully remove cataracts.
How Does Cataract Surgery Work?
Cataract surgery is very similar to refractive lens exchange surgery, but it’s usually medically necessary.
Your surgeon creates a small opening in the cornea using either a blade or a femtosecond laser. Your natural lens is then broken into small pieces and then gently removed using suction. A new, clear intraocular lens is implanted where your natural lens was.
The surgery usually takes around 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
After cataract surgery, your vision will improve over the next few days, and colours will look brighter.
During this time, you may experience itching and mild discomfort. This is normal, so please avoid rubbing or pushing on your eyes. You will be prescribed medication to prevent infection and reduce inflammation.
Most of your discomfort should pass in a couple of days, with complete healing in 8 weeks.