Micro-incision Cataract Surgery

A cataract is an opacity in the lens of the eye, which disrupts how light moves through the eye, impairing vision.

If you have been diagnosed with a cataract, you may need surgery to remove it in order to see well again. Fortunately, we live in a time where cataract surgery is a safe, fast procedure, with excellent results.

Using the most modern technological advancements, Dr. Stoler performs micro-incision cataract surgery, otherwise known as “phacoemulsification”, at Morningside Eye.

The procedure is performed in a state-of-the-art operating theatre as a day case. The surgery is fast and painless - sedation (not general anaesthesia) by a specialist anaesthetist is standard practice. Once the cataract is removed, an artificial replacement lens or “IOL” is inserted and set into its permanent position. The entire procedure usually takes less than 20 minutes, and patients are back to most normal activities the very next day.