At Davidson Eye Clinic we have been performing cataract surgery for decades. Much has changed over the years with new technologies and surgical techniques providing faster, safer surgery with excellent results. Your surgery begins with a comprehensive eye exam by Dr. Jay Singleton to decide if cataract surgery is right for you, and also to set expectations when other eye diseases are present. Our technician specializing in cataract surgery and certified in precise measurements of the eye using ultrasound, will determine the power of the intraocular lens we will use to achieve your best vision. She will also review your preoperative and postoperative instructions and answer any questions you may have. Our surgery coordinator will schedule your surgery for you with CarolinaEast Surgery Center.
Most cataract surgery is performed using local anesthesia only. No shots will be used in or around the eyes. The cataract is removed from the eye using small incisions which rarely require sutures. On average, the surgery takes 6 minutes and after 15 minutes in the postoperative area, you return home. Postoperative care is provided by Dr. Singleton with or without the collaboration of your primary eye care provider.
At Davidson Eye Clinic we also perform Lasik and PRK for those wishing see better without glasses or contact lenses. We offer the latest in technology using intralase, iris registration, and wavefront guided treatment.
Refractive Cataract Surgery
Refractive cataract surgery refers to not only removing your cataract but also decreasing your dependence on glasses or contact lenses afterwards. You may choose from the Toric lens which corrects not only near and farsightedness but also astigmatism. Another option is the ReStor lens which can help many see well at near and distance. Lasik or PRK may also be performed after cataract surgery for optimal results.
Another lens replacement option we offer is the Crystalens. This lens is designed to give you a more natural range of vision - flexing like the eyes natural lens. For more information about Crystalens, visit crystalens.com
To learn more about cataract surgery and the Toric and ReStor lenses, please click on the following links.