Dr. Garcia has noticed the 3 most common questions he gets from his cataract patients before their surgery. Here are some quick facts to consider for your upcoming cataract procedure with Dr. Garcia
- What is the difference between the lens choices?
Dr. Garcia: I offer my patients 2 options for their lens replacement. They can choose either the basic lens or the Crystalens. I tell my patienta the best outcome is experienced by choosing the Crystalens. The main advantage of choosing the Crystalens over the basic ones is the opportunity to become less dependent on glasses for daily activities. The Crystalens provides a greater range of vision allowing for the best vision possible.
2. What is the recovery time for cataract surgery?
Dr. Garcia: The great thing about cataract surgery is that it’s an outpatient procedure. This means the patient is able to go home the same day, usually 30 minutes after the end of surgery. The next day they are able to have their eye patch removed during their first post op visit. There are 3 post op visits in total in one month’s time. All cataract patients are instructed to use specific medication the entire duration.
3. What type of anesthesia will be used?
Dr. Garcia: For cataract surgery, we use only local anesthesia with sedation. We always have an anesthesiologist present, to provide medications through the IV, to provide a very relaxed and comfortable procedure.