Hospital Cataract Surgery

Traditional Cataract Surgery

This is done through a technique called phacoemulsification. A 3mm incision is made in the cornea, where the doctor will insert a device that will break apart the clouded lens and suction it out. Once the cataract is removed, a small, flexible lens is put very carefully through the same incision in order to restore vision. Once inside, the lens will adjust to its proper position within the lens capsule of the eye. This human-made lens is known as the intraocular lens (IOL). The incision is very small and usually does not require stitches. The surgery fees are covered by OHIP and the procedure is performed at The Ottawa Hospital

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