What is Dropless Cataract Surgery?
Dropless Cataract Surgery is an advanced procedure from Precision Vision which offers patients the option of having cataract surgery performed in such a way that most patients no longer need to take drops after surgery. Traditional cataract surgery requires the patient to use multiple eye drops before and after surgery, often up to four times a day for a month or more. In most cases, Dropless Surgery eliminates the need to apply a few hundred drops in patients who are having cataract surgery on both eyes. Besides the convenience, eliminating post-op drops can save the patient between $100 to $300!
How Does Dropless Cataract Surgery Work?
In Dropless Cataract Surgery, the medicine placed in the eye at the time of surgery is a combination of steroids and an antibiotic. This medication is then absorbed by the eye over the next few weeks, providing patients the benefit of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines, without needing to repeatedly use them in the form of eye drops.
Is Dropless Cataract Surgery Safe?
This method of Cataract Surgery is very safe, and is in fact considered safer than other options that are available. The procedure reduces the risk of infection and retinal swelling, comparable to using eye drops. Dropless Surgery also reduces the chance of side effects from the eye drops.
Am I a Good Candidate For Dropless Cataract Surgery?
Dropless cataract surgery is an option for most patients who need surgery. There is certain criteria that should be met that determines candidacy. Whether or not a patient is within those parameters is determined at the time of the cataract evaluation, by additional ancillary testing (macular OCT, iTrace, and the dilated eye examination). If candidacy is achieved, Dr. Pickard or Dr. Jones will have a discussion with you about the option of Dropless Surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in Dropless Cataract Surgery, contact our Midwest City office. Call (405) 733-4545 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.