Minimally invasive Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery

Cataract SurgeryToday, when performed with the most innovative technology, cataract surgery is a completely pain-free, non-invasive process. It can be performed via Laser or ultrasounds..

Both ultrasounds (phacoemulsification) and Laser cataract surgery are considered minimally invasive surgeries thanks to modern techniques.
The new minimally invasive cataract surgery makes it possible to permanently get rid of glasses thanks to a 1,8-2,2mm micro-incision. Cataract is removed and an intraocular lens (IOL) is placed in its place inside the eye.

Choosing the right intraocular lens is the right way to properly see far and near objects without glasse. Dr. Badalà performes advanced cataract surgeries in Milan and Catania.

Cataract Surgery Anesthesia

Today, in most cases, cataract surgery is performed after a topic anesthesia, that is a lidocaine based collirium: the eye is still able to see and move.

The advantage of this procedure is that the patient restarts seeing after the surgery without inconveniences.
In some cases, it may be appropriate to perform a peribulbar or retrobulbar anesthesia, via an injection of anesthetic near the eye in order to numb it and its muscles.

The patient is unable to see and move the eye for approximately 4-5 hours when carbocaine is used; if naropin is used, it can take up to 10-12 hours for theeffects to go away. This is a suggested technique for especially complex cataract surgeries or when patients are having a hard time keeping the eye still.

Latest news in Cataract treatment

The new intraocular lens are the most important product in cataract surgery nowadays. There are several types that can also be customized and modeled on the eye carachteristics: this makes it possible to correct small individual flaws.

The most modern intraocular lens are:

  • Trifocal lenses: allow to focus on near and far objects without glasses
  • Toric lenses: correct astigmatism
  • Multifocal/Bifocal lenses: allow to focus on near and far objects without glasses
  • Accomodative lenses: restore accomodation
  • Customizable or High Tech lenses, customized for each eye

Your ophtalmologist of choice will suggest the best lens for your needs. Dr. Badalà introduced High Tech lenses in Italy (customizable with light) and performs cataract surgery with the most innovative intraocular lenses in Milan and 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.