Basic Cataract Surgery


Basic cataract surgery has been the tried and true method for many years and it is a safe and efficient procedure. During basic cataract surgery, a blade is used to create incisions in the cornea. Through these incisions, your surgeon is able to break up the cataract and remove it. Once the cataract is removed, an intraocular lens (IOL) is used to replace the natural lens. Traditional surgery makes no adjustments for corneal induced optical irregularity known as astigmatism and is completely dependent on manual manipulation by your surgeon.