TOP 8 QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS
Will it hurt?
Everybody is different. However, most patients say they have no pain during the procedure. We will apply topical (not a needle) anesthetic drops to your eye to maintain comfort, as well as deliver mild sedatives through an IV administered by an anesthesiologist (MD).
Is the procedure safe?
Although a perfect outcome cannot be promised, Lens Replacement is considered to be one of the safest surgeries today.
When can I get back to work?
Most people return to work the day after surgery. Contrary to what most people hear, due to our technique, you may bend and lift the next day after surgery.
How long does surgery take?
Plan to be at the surgery center for about two hours, although the actual surgery takes about 5-10 minutes.
Am I a suitable candidate?
You will have a thorough examination of your eyes at your consultation, and discuss the options that are best for your eyes and your lifestyle.
Can I drive after my surgery?
Although your vision may be blurrier due to swelling immediately following surgery, most people drive the next day after surgery.
When can I wear makeup?
We generally recommend waiting a week or so after surgery before applying makeup around your eyes.
What eye drops will I need to take?
We recommend using three different eye drop medications beginning the day before surgery and continuing for 1 month after surgery to achieve best healing results: antibiotic, steroid, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.