A COMPLETE RANGE OF EYE CARE SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF
WHAT IS PHACO?
Commonly known as ‘phaco’, phacoemulsification is the procedure in which the internal lens of eye is emulsified with an ultrasonic handpiece and then aspirated from the eye. The aspirated fluids are thereafter replaced with irrigation of balanced salt solution to maintain the anterior chamber.
What happens during phacoemulsification?
A phaco probe is inserted into the eye. Sound waves are used to break the cataract into small pieces. Using suction, these pieces are then removed. Depending upon the procedure undertaken, an intraocular lens implant may then be placed inside the lens capsule.
How long does phacoemulsification takes?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia as well as anesthetic eyedrops. General anesthesia is not required. The patient remains awake during phaco procedure but doesn’t experience any pain. The procedure generally takes 10 minutes for each eye.
What does aftercare of phacoemulsification involve?
After the procedure is complete, the patient is monitored in the recovery area. Light meals are recommended on the day of the surgery. Side effects like nausea, vomiting, or severe pain need to be immediately reported to your surgeon.
When will patient be able to experience results of the procedure?
Most patients get resorted visual acuity after the procedure, however, some will need the insertion of IOLs for best resoration of vision. Some patients no longer require to use contact lenses