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.

 

The Center for Advanced Surgery

The address is:

3367 South Mercy Road Suite 101
Gilbert, Arizona, 85297

 

480 899-2571
 

Visit their website at:

http://www.thecenterforadvancedsurgery.com

Map of 3367 Mercy Rd #101, Gilbert, AZ 85297

 

 

 

Banner Desert Surgery Center

 

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

 

The address is:

1500 S Dobson Rd Suite #101

Mesa, Arizona 85202

 

480-512-3590

 

Visit their website at:

http://www.bannerhealth.com/

Map of 1500 S Dobson Rd #101, Mesa, AZ 85202

 

 

 

 

Arrowhead Surgery Center

 

The address is:

1500 W. Ray Rd

Chandler, Arizona 85224

 

480-963-3881

 

Visit their website at:

http://arrowheadsurgerycenter.com

Map of 1500 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

 

 

 

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