Cataract Surgery in Chicago
The Cataract Surgery Procedure
Once the eye doctor has examined and diagnosed the proper treatment for your cataracts, we will then set up an appointment for you to conduct the surgery. Lens replacement surgery typically is done one eye at a time, two to four weeks apart.
Cataract surgery itself lasts only 15 to 20 minutes per eye. First the patient is given numbing anesthetic drops, and then the ophthalmologist will conduct the procedure, which is completely pain free.
Patients usually report immediate vision improvement after their surgery. Initial recovery time is about one week. Most patients can continue their normal daily lives, such as driving, several days after surgery, pending the eye doctors’ instructions.
The IOL is a permanent implant and does not degenerate over time. This also gives patients the benefit of a reduced risk in losing further vision later in life. Patients cannot feel the implant in their eye, just as a filling in a tooth is not felt. Also, since the lens is actually within the eye, it is not visibly seen either.
Dr. Manus Kraff now offers the Symfony IOL for extended depth of focus! Watch the video below to learn more.
Our ophthalmologists are constantly researching and training on the most innovative and effective ways to treat cataracts, including the best methods for cataract surgery. Dr. Manus Kraff is the only cataract surgeon in Chicago to be distinguished for his outstanding contributions as one of the “Best 111 Ophthalmologists in America.”
We suggest you come in for a visit with one of our eye doctors to have them conduct a complete examination to determine what treatment is right for you. Call our office or fill out the form on the right.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Recently the FDA has approved the use of lasers, similar to those that are used in LASIK eye surgery, for use in cataract surgery correction as well. Ophthalmologists use lasers during cataract surgery to create an incision in the eye and break up the natural lens and cataract particles. It has been found that using this laser system is more accurate than traditional methods, and thus increases the safety of cataract surgery even more.
Dr. Manus Kraff was the first ophthalmologist to perform laser cataract surgery in Chicago starting in August 2011.