Cataracts are something that most, if not all of us, will have to deal with at some point in our lives. Sometimes, cataract surgery can be seen as a hassle. Fortunately, you have options. What if we told you that you could have cataract surgery without the hassle of complicated aftercare? That’s where Dropless Cataract Surgery comes in!
Cataract surgery continues to make incredible advances, even in recent years. What used to require a lengthy recovery and hospital stay is now one of the quickest, most routine surgeries in the world. That said, many people still struggle to find the time to commit to the procedure. With Dropless Cataract Surgery, you get some of that time back.
Dropless vs. Traditional Cataract Surgery
After traditional cataract surgery, a host of different medicated eye drops are required to promote healing and prevent infection; this typically includes antibiotic, steroid, and non-steroidal eye drop medications. For some people, this is no big deal. For those with hectic lives and busy schedules, this can pose a problem, as it requires putting in as many as 12 drops or more during the course of a day. In addition, medications have become increasingly more expensive. Dropless Cataract Surgery reduces or eliminates eye drop medications after surgery, and allows you to get back to your life!
During Dropless Cataract Surgery, your surgeon will inject medication into the eye (intraocular medication injection). This medicine contains antibiotic and steroid medication that would normally be used in drop form. Because this medication is put directly into the eye, it may be more effective than eye drops, which often do not penetrate the eye well. Your surgeon may also opt to prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drop once a day to assist with post-operative healing.
With intraocular medication, it is normal to experience numerous spots in the vision (“floaters”) immediately after surgery. These usually resolve within several days after surgery. Though most patients can receive an intraocular medication injection, some may not be good candidates, including those allergic to any component of the medication. There is no extra cost for the medication used in Dropless Cataract Surgery.
If you’re thinking about having your cataracts removed, and you would like to learn more about Dropless Cataract Surgery, please contact Sierra Nevada Eye Center for a consultation!