Phacoemulsification with monofocal (monovision), multifocal or accommodative intraocular lens implants 22/03/2013
This is the most common technique for cataract surgery.
The cataract is broken up by using ultrasound. A small incision of 2.2 millimetres is made to remove the opaque content of the crystalline lens and insert an intraocular lens of the correct power in each case in order to correct the associated refractive defect. This is a painless outpatient procedure and is carried out under local anaesthesia.
The patient's collaboration is required as the doctor's instructions must be followed during surgery. In those cases where the patient cannot maintain a fixed stare, as per the doctor's instructions, the area around the eye is also anaesthetised.