When it’s time for intraocular lens surgery, also known as cataract surgery, residents of Miami, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, and the surrounding areas call board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew C. Shatz, at the SightTrust Eye Institute. He has advanced training in laser surgery, no-stitch cataract surgery, and intraocular lens implant surgery. This highly skilled training, along with knowing he has performed more than 20,000 intraocular lens surgeries in the last nineteen years, assures them they are in good hands.
Preparing for Intraocular Lens Surgery
The eye doctor determines you have cataracts and you schedule an appointment to meet with Dr.Shatz. He and his team at the SightTrust Eye Institute will perform a thorough examination, take measurements, and discuss the best lens options for you. Once all your questions are answered, you will set a date for your outpatient intraocular lens surgery. Patients from Weston, Boca Raton, Miami, and the surrounding areas don’t have to change into a hospital gown for the procedure, but it is recommended to arrive at the office wearing loose clothing.
Anesthetic eye drops will be placed in your eye to numb it for the procedure. You are awake for this process, but you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
Intraocular Lens Surgery and Recuperation
The cataract surgery itself takes less than ten minutes per eye. The cataract surgeon will remove the cloudy lens from your eye and replace it with an intraocular lens, providing you clear vision. Depending on the outcome of your thorough examination prior to surgery, you may be a candidate to have both intraocular lenses replaced during the same surgery. The doctor will discuss that possibility with you during your examination. After surgery, you will remain in the recovery room for up to 60 minutes. The doctor and his team will go over care instructions. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection will shield your eyes from getting hurt and helps prevents dust and debris from touching your eyes. Staying away from strenuous exercise and taking a few hours to relax afterwards is advised. Within a few hours, your vision should be clear and within a week you should be able to resume your normal activity. Residents of Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Davie, Boca Raton, and Parkland can find out more information on intraocular lens surgery by cataract surgeon, Dr. Andrew C. Shatz, by visiting www.sighttrust.com or calling (877) 878-7890.