Cataract Surgery: What to Expect
During your cataract surgery, Dr. Wilmarth located in the Greater Sacramento and South Placer area will remove the cloudy lens of your eye and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). To help ensure your absolute safety, Dr. Wilmarth performs cataract surgery in an accredited ambulatory surgical center. However, the procedure itself is virtually painless and serious cataract surgery complications are not common..
Cataract Surgery Procedure
Dr. Wilmarth will begin your cataract surgery by administering local anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Wilmarth will make two very small incisions though which the cataract can be removed.
Using a handheld ultrasound device, Dr. Wilmarth will carefully break your natural lens apart before using gentle suction to completely remove it from your eye. Once your cataract has been removed, Dr. Wilmarth will place an IOL in the same position as your natural lens.
You will remain in our care for about half an hour after your cataract surgery. Please plan on having someone drive you home and make arrangements that allow you to rest for the remainder of the day. Significant vision improvements often occur within one to two days, at which point it will be safe to drive again. Full vision recovery may take a month. Dr. Wilmarth will discuss any issues with you during your follow-up visits.
To learn more about cataract surgery in the Greater Sacramento Area, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and throughout Northern California, please contact Wilmarth Eye today to schedule an appointment.