Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery


Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States.  It is an outpatient procedure which normally takes about 15 minutes to perform.

At Helm Vision Group, state-of-the-art cataract removal is performed through a procedure called phacoemulsification.  In this procedure, ultrasound waves are used to dissolve the cataract which is then removed with suction. Once the cataract is removed, a new artificial lens implant is inserted. It is not uncommon for our patients to have the benefit of dramatically improved vision within a few hours of their procedure. Anesthetic eye drops are used along with mild intravenous sedation, making the procedure painless and allowing our patients the fastest possible recovery.

 

After surgery with traditional monofocal lenses, most patients experience very good vision at one distance, either up close or far away. In most cases, the monofocal lens provides good distance vision for driving, walking and some everyday activities. However, most people with monofocal lenses still require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision. At Helm Vision Group we are proud to offer our patients the ReSTOR® multifocal intraocular lens which is designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on reading glasses, bifocals or trifocals. We have over 10 years of experience with the implantation of this lens and have over a thousand satisfied patients.  We have performed over 10,000 cataract procedures.