Skip to main content

#10-220 Betts Avenue , Saskatoon | 833-651-3331 (toll free)

#12 2nd St S., Martensville | 855.651.3311 (toll free)

#223 Main St., Biggar | 855.651.3311 (toll free)

1002 6th St., Rosthern | 855.651.3311 (toll free)

218 Franklin Street, Outlook | 855.651.3311 (toll free)

#10-220 Betts Ave , Saskatoon
833-651-3331 (toll free)

#12 2nd St S., Martensville
855.651.3311 (toll free)

#223 Main St., Biggar
855.651.3311 (toll free)

1002 6th St., Rosthern
855.651.3311 (toll free)

218 Franklin Street, Outlook
855.651.3311 (toll free)

Book Exam
Map
Call Us
Menu
DSC_4287-u
Home » Full Service Eye Care » Management of Ocular Diseases » Cataract Surgery Co-Management

Cataract Surgery Co-Management

Cataracts is a change within the eye that results in the clouding of the lens within the eye. Cataracts prevent clear images from appearing on the eye’s retina; causing mild, moderate, even severe blurred vision.

Typically, cataracts are an eye disorder associated with aging (over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery). Cataracts generally occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye changes and gets older. UV light exposure can allow for this natural change process to occur sooner and more rapid. Other types of cataracts are congenital, trauma-induced or steroid-induced.

During the evaluation of your eye health we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is noticed and the clouding is causing visual disruption, the optometrist will refer you to a trusted and respected surgeon for surgery, which is the only known cure for cataracts. Our Eye Care Practice will be there for you providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over the time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of transparency, causing impairment or loss of vision. During cataract surgery, a patient’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the lens’s transparency.

Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens implant is inserted (eye surgeons say that the lens is “implanted”). Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) in a surgical center or hospital, using local anesthesia (either topical, peribulbar, or retrobulbar), usually causing little or no discomfort to the patient. Well over 90% of operations are successful in restoring useful vision, with a low complication rate. Day care, high volume, minimally invasive, small incision phacoemulsification, with quick post-op recovery has become the standard of care in cataract surgery all over the world.

Learn More

cataracts iconThe more you know about cataracts, the better prepared you will be to deal with them – or help prevent them in the first place!