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.

Maria Sozzi, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Cataract, Myopia
High myopia (17 diopters in both eyes) with cataract represented for me a considerable handicap: blepharitis and dry eye do not allow the use of contact lenses and with glasses I could barely see at intermediate distance... Keep on reading this review.

All the ophthalmologists I went to suggested to postpone cataract surgery, considering the precarious conditions of the retina.

I trusted Dr. Badalà (I read good things on the Internet about his innovative surgeries) who, after all the necessary tests, reassured me about the feasibility of the operation.

On 22 and 23 January, 2015 in Milan, in a welcoming atmosphere with state of the art equipment, Dr. Badala' performed cataract surgery in both eyes, with implantation of monofocal aspheric IOL, under topical anesthesia.

I am pleased with an excellent result in both eyes, thanks to Dr. Badalà expertise!