CATARACT SURGERY in BANGKOK, THAILAND is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens.
CANDIDATE FOR CATARACT SURGERY
Surgery is recommended for most individuals who have significant vision loss and are symptomatic secondary to cataract.
Cataract surgery is generally performed with minimal sedation and typically takes less than 30 minutes.
The standard cataract surgical procedure is performed as out patient. There is no overnight stay at the facility. The most common form of cataract surgery today involves a process called phacoemulsification. After numbing the eye with drops or an injection, your surgeon, with the use of an operating microscope, will make a very small incision in the surface of the eye in or near the cornea. A thin ultrasound probe, which is often confused with a laser by patients, is inserted into the eye and uses high-ultrasonic vibrations to break up the clouded lens. These tiny fragmented pieces are then suctioned out of the eye using the same ultrasound probe. Once the cataract is removed, an artificial lens is placed into the thin capsular bag that the cataract previously occupied. This lens is essential to help your eye focus after surgery.
AFTER CATARACT SURGERY AND RECOVERY
Following surgery, you will need to return for visits within the first few days and again within the first few weeks after surgery. During this time period, you will be using eye drops that help protect against infection and reduce inflammation. Within several days, most people notice that their vision is improving and are able to return to work. During the several office visits that follow, your doctor will monitor for complications. In most cases, full activity can be resumed after a few days. Once vision has stabilized, your doctor will fit you with glasses if needed.
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