Cataract Surgery in Westchester & New Rochelle
A very tiny incision is made at the edge of the cornea. Such an incision promotes fast and more comfortable healing and does NOT require sutures.
The bag of the lens is opened and a special ultrasonic probe (phacoemulsifier) removes the cloudy lens.
A small foldable artificial lens is inserted through the same small incision to replace the cataract lens.
The final replacement lens is shown in place. The tiny no stitch incision does not require sutures.
Dr. Lippman performs cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, using either eye drop anesthesia or a local anesthetic. The surgery take only a few minutes. The cataract is broken into microscopic particles using high-energy sound waves and is then gently suctioned from the eye. This advanced technique is called phacoemulsification. To compensate for the removal of the eyes natural lens, an intro-ocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye.
Dr. Lippman has vast experience in this area and has helped develop many of the techniques of cataract surgery now used. His staff is very experienced as well, and are also deserving of your trust.
Everyone heals somewhat differently, but many cataract patients report an improvement in their vision right away. Most patients return to their normal work and lifestyle routines within a few days.
YAG Laser Surgery for After Cataracts
Since there is no incision, there is no risk of bleeding or infection. Vision is often restored within a few hours. Afterwards, patients use eye drops for about a week.