If you have cataracts, you know just how difficult it is to do basic things like read or drive and it can seem like that you would do just about anything in order to get your vision back to normal once again. However, with things like traditional cataract surgery, you can expect to have to deal with the frustration of having to use medicated eye drops multiple times a day— leaving you feeling like it’s a full time job. Luckily, with the innovation of dropless cataract surgery, you can get back your vision without all of the hassle of having to use drops every few hours. Read on to learn more about this innovative surgical procedure.
In order to fully understand the value of dropless eye surgery, it’s important to understand why traditional cataract surgery requires drops in the first place. During cataract surgery, the cataract portion of your lens is removed and typically replaced with an artificial lens. Because it is a surgery, you are more prone to things like bacteria and infection— that’s where eye drops come in. Filled with antibiotic properties, eye drops work to help keep your eyes healthy after surgery and prevent you from developing any sort of eye infection.
How Does Dropless Cataract Surgery Work?
During dropless cataract surgery, one of the doctors at Precision Vision will place a combination of both steroid and antibacterial drops into your eyes. During the few weeks following your cataract surgery, the drops will be absorbed by your eyes, protecting you from any sort of detrimental bacteria or infection.
Are They Safe?
Anytime anything new is released into the medical field, it makes patients weary regarding the safety of the procedure. However, you can rest assured that dropless cataract surgery is extremely safe and that you won’t have to worry that you will attract some sort of eye infection.
If you are interested in learning more about dropless cataract surgery or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact our office today!