As you age, your whole body goes through drastic changes, and unfortunately, your eyes are no exception. The natural lenses of our eyes are responsible for capturing an image, focusing it on the retina, and sending it to the brain. Over time, the proteins in these lenses clump together, causing a clouding known as cataracts. The cataract surgery we provide at New England Eye Center of Boston
reverses the negative effects of cataracts by removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial one that can dramatically improve the quality of your vision.
If you suffer from cataracts and are ready to take the first step towards regaining your visual independence, contact New England Eye Center today to schedule your first consultation.
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Enjoy the Benefits of Clear Vision
Cataract surgery is the only effective solution to cataracts, as there is no laser surgery or contact lens that can reverse their effects. Prior to cataract surgery, you may feel pressure to give up driving, but once you undergo cataract surgery, the chances are high that you will regain your independence and begin driving again, making it more feasible to attend social events, get to and from work, and travel. Our Boston patients who have undergone cataract surgery have noticed an improvement in the clarity, depth, and color of their vision and have felt more comfortable differentiating between contrasting light.
Cataract surgery provides a great number of benefits, including many that can make driving far safer.
After you undergo the procedure, you can expect to experience:
- Improved reaction time
- Better judgment of speed and distance of approaching vehicles
- Improved ability to detect and identify obstacles
- Better differentiation between foreground and background
- Reduced sensitivity to glare
Understanding the Procedure
Cataract surgery performed by our Boston doctors takes about an hour and can involve one of two different techniques.
The ultrasonic probe technique uses a very small probe that emits ultrasound waves to break up the natural lens. Using this phacoemulsification technique, your doctor will use a suctioning tool to extract the fragments of your lens through a tiny incision in the front of your eye. This procedure may require stitches to close the tiny incision, but specific treatment details will be discussed before surgery.
The extracapsular cataract extraction technique involves making a larger incision through which your lens will be removed as a whole. Both of these techniques are completed with the implantation of an artificial lens, or IOL, which becomes a permanent part of your eye.
Ninety-eight percent of all cataract surgery procedures performed every year are completed without any major complications. This surgery is incredibly safe, and when combined with our doctors’ valuable expertise and experience, we can make your procedure at New England Eye Center stress-free.
Learn More about Cataract Surgery
Improving your vision with cataract surgery can be a life-altering change, and our team of doctors and office staff has the tools and knowledge necessary to make your experience with us easy and comfortable. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to provide you with the most advanced eye care in order to keep your eyes as healthy as possible. If you would like more information about cataract surgery or are interested in scheduling your first appointment, please contact our office today.