Cataract Surgery

Intraocular Lens Implants

An intraocular lens (or IOL) is what replaces the natural lens clouded over by a cataract, in the eye.

 

Insurances cover the standard monofocal lens for cataract surgery.

The monofocal lens has a single focus point and does not reduce astigmatism. This means after surgery you may still need a glasses perscription.

 

Thanks to advances is technology, multifocal and astigmatism reducing lenses are now available!

Not all patients are good canidates for these lenses.

 

Please click on the "Premium Lens Options" at the left for more information about your options.

 

Care Credit financing is available for cataract surgery at Warner Park Surgery Center. Please call our office to inquire about this service.

Dr. Davidson performs cataract surgery every Tuesday at Warner Park Surgery Center or Banner Desert Surgery Center.

 

Warner Park Surgery Center

Is located on Warner Road just east of Alma School Road on the North side of the Street in the Warner Medical Park complex in Chandler, AZ.

 

The address is:

604 W Warner Road

Building A

Chandler , AZ 85225

480-899-2571

Visit their website at:

http://www.warnerpark-sc.com/rf/WPSC/Default.aspx

 

Banner Desert Surgery Center

Is located on Dobson Road, between Southern Ave and the US 60. 

 

As a reminder THE SURGERY CENTER IS LOCATED IN THE 1500 BUILDING- NOT THE HOSPITAL.

The address is:

1500 S Dobson Road #101

Mesa, AZ 85202

480-512-3590

Visit their website at:

http://www.bannerhealth.com/

 

What Is A Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens. When this clouding happens light rays cannot pass through and the vision is blurry.

 

What Causes a Cataract?

Cataracts can develop many ways. The most common reason cataracts are developed is from the normal process of aging. Although, you can develop a cataract from an eye injury, certain diseases, medication, or long term exposure to sunlight.

What to Expect From Cataract Surgery

Before Surgery

After a thorough examination, the doctor will determine if the cataract is developed enough for surgery.

 

There will be a Pre-Op appointment where it will be determined which implant will be used for the surgery (See the "Premium Lens Options Tab" at the top left side of this page).

 

A technician will go over the surgical procedure, the limitations after surgery, as well as the risks involved with surgery. A physical will be preformed by the doctor.

 

Day of Surgery

There is NO food 8 hours prior to surgery, if there are any medications that need to be taken you may do so with a tiny sip of water.

 

The surgery is preformed at an outpatient surgery center, this is determined by your insurance. 

 

When you arrive you will be given eye drops and a sedative. A local anesthetic will numb your eye. You will be awake for surgery, but you won't be able to see while the surgery is taking place. You may be able to see some light and movement.

 

A small incision is made in the eye and the cataract is then broken apart and removed.

 

The intraocular lens implant that was chosen at the pre-op appointment prior to surgery is then implanted in the eye to replace the natural lens.

 

When the surgery is completed a patch is placed over the eye.

 

After Surgery

You will be seen by the doctor the next day for your post-op appointment. New drop instructions will be given at this time.

 

Cataract Educational Material

For more information on cataract surgery visit one of the links below.

 

http://www.eyesurgeryeducation.org/Cataract_Treatment.html

 

http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/cataract-surgery.cfm