Phacoemulsification

Cataract Surgery consists in removing the existing opaque lens and implanting a new intraocular lens (IOL). The surgery outcome largely depends on the kind of intraocular lens used. A skilled ophtalmologist chooses the lens that best fits the patient’s need and characteristics.

There are several types of intraocular lenses; the latest kind is customizable thanks to a high tech laser (High Tech Lens, also called Light Adjustable Lens) that guarantees an high definition vision. Dr. Badalà has been the first doctor to ever implant this lens in Milan, becoming the first to ever perform this surgery in Italy.

Today, cataract surgery is pavaerformed via topic anesthesia, using drops of anesthetic collyrium. Surgery lasts for about 10 minutes and ends when the patient leaves the operating room without bandages, simply wearing a pair of sunglasses.
This is the best way to forget about cataract and glasses at once.

The most common kind of cataract surgery is called “Phacoemulsification”: it takes advantage of an ultrasounds powered tool to remove the cataract. During surgery, this tools is inserted inside the eye through a 2mm incision. Vibrations shatter the lens’ contents that are then easily sucked out.

Thanks to the small size of the initial incision, the cut closes itself without the need of sutures. Cataract surgery is today performed without suture. The implant of the artificial lens (IOL) is perfomed inside the old lens’ sack. This sack can become opaque and lead, overtime, to the so called secondary cataract.

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Sebastiana Finocchiaro, Catania

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I had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ago, I underwent the crystalline lens replacement surgery with intraocular lens implantation.

I often did not r... Keep on reading this reviewecognize, at short distance, the faces of people I met and even contact lenses could not improve my vision (I wore them all day but they gave me a considerable discomfort to the eyes).

Now I see very well without glasses. I need them only to read closely, bust just for small letters. I see 10/10 from distance and I easily drive at night.

Sure, before surgery, I had so much anxiety, but with a slight sedation I was able to collaborate, by staring at the light the Doctor suggested me to look during surgery. I was assisted well in all phases of the operation. After about ten minutes I got back to my feet and I immediately see well from the operated eye without glasses.

I underwent surgery in the right eye at first and, two days later, in the left eye. Before the complete recover, I observed a short period of rest, I carefully followed the treatment with eye drops and I wore a protective shell at night.

For me a new life has started: I do not have to wear those heavy glasses or annoying contact lenses, which need a careful maintenance. Sure it is not easy to stay awake and collaborate during surgery, but the sureness of being operated by experienced hands helps very much.