“Cataract Surgery: A Patient’s Comprehensive Guide”

"Cataract Surgery: A Patient's Comprehensive Guide"

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Embarking on the journey of cataract surgery can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, we present a comprehensive guide to walk you through the steps of cataract surgery, ensuring you know what to expect and feel confident in your decision to regain clear vision. We are located in Norcross, GA and have different locations within the area where we perform cataract surgery. 

Preoperative Evaluation: 

Before surgery, our eye doctor conducts a thorough preoperative evaluation, assessing the cataract’s size, shape, and location. Measurements are taken to determine the power of the intraocular lens (IOL) that will replace the natural lens during surgery. 

Anesthetic Application: 

On the day of surgery, topical anesthetic eye drops are applied to numb the eye, eliminating discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, a mild sedative may be provided to help you stay relaxed. 

Creating an Incision: 

A tiny incision is made in the cornea, allowing access to the cataract. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, we utilize advanced techniques, such as micro-incisional cataract surgery (MICS), to ensure minimal disruption to the eye. 

Cataract Removal: 

The cloudy natural lens (cataract) is carefully broken up using ultrasound technology and removed from the eye. The advanced phacoemulsification technique ensures a gentler procedure with a quicker recovery. 

Intraocular Lens (IOL) Placement: 

The artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is then inserted into the same capsular bag that held the natural lens. This IOL helps to restore clear vision and can often correct refractive errors, reducing the need for glasses. 

Closing the Incision: 

The incision is self-sealing in most cases, eliminating the need for stitches. The natural healing process begins immediately. 

Postoperative Recovery: 

Patients are monitored briefly after surgery, and most can return home the same day. It’s normal to experience some mild discomfort or irritation, but significant pain is rare. Dr. Washington provides postoperative instructions for a smooth recovery. 

Follow-Up Care: 

Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal visual outcomes. We tailor postoperative care to each patient’s specific needs. 


Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Experience Clear Vision at Peachtree Ophthalmology: 

Cataract surgery at Peachtree Ophthalmology is not just a procedure; it’s a personalized journey towards clearer vision.  Our dedicated team are committed to providing you with exceptional care at every step. Call us today for an appointment. 


How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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