The cataract surgeons at Heathrow Surgery Center offer the very latest in cataract surgery. Our surgical suites are equipped with advanced technology to verify measurements during surgery and optimize your post-surgical visual outcome.
Cataracts form as a natural process of aging inside the eye. When the proteins inside your eye’s natural lens begin to break down and clump together, it causes the lens to become cloudy.
Your lens is located behind your iris, which is the colored part of your eye, and the pupil, which is the black part in the center. Your eye’s natural lens helps you see things clearly by focusing light onto your retina.
Your retina is special photosensitive tissue located at the back of your eye that sends signals to your brain. Once these signals are in the brain, your brain is then able to form an image.
In order for you to have clear vision, the light that travels through your eye must land directly on the retina. Cataracts can make it hard to see things clearly because the cloudy film blocks light from reaching your retina.
Although cataracts typically develop due to age, they can also be caused by injury, disease, or certain medicines. The only way to restore vision affected by cataracts is cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is safe and effective and can even provide you with reduced dependency on visual aids if you choose a premium lens.
On the day of your cataract surgery, you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you to Heathrow Surgery Center. Once you arrive, our surgery staff will begin to prep you for the procedure.
You will be given eye drops that will help numb the surface of your eye to make you comfortable. Your cataract surgeon will then make a tiny incision in the front surface of your eye.
Next, they will use special tools to break up and remove the cloudy lens. Once your natural lens is removed, your cataract surgeon will place your new artificial intraocular lens inside your eye and position it.
The incision on the front surface of your eye is so small that it doesn’t need stitches and will heal on its own. Once the new lens is in place, the procedure will be complete.
The entire surgery takes about twenty to thirty minutes and is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day.
At Heathrow Surgery Center, we are proud to utilize some of the most advanced technology to help improve the outcome of your procedure. The Ocular Response Analyzer, or ORA, is a device utilized during cataract surgery to determine the most appropriate lens power for your eye.
During the procedure, the ORA emits a special light into the eye and measures how it bounces back, providing the eye doctor with valuable information about your eye. With this information, your cataract surgeon can choose a lens that will allow for the clearest vision possible for the patient.
The use of the ORA during cataract surgery has proven to be a crucial factor in achieving optimal visual outcomes.
The recovery process after cataract surgery is usually smooth and straightforward, with most people returning to their normal activities within a few days. Your eye doctor will provide you with instructions on how to best heal from cataract surgery.
To aid in the healing process, you should avoid activities that could cause injury to your eye for a few days after cataract surgery, such as heavy lifting or sports. Your vision may be blurry or hazy for a few days, but this is normal and will improve as the eye heals.
It’s essential for you to attend all follow-up appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress and make sure the eye is healing properly. Overall, the recovery process after cataract surgery is generally successful, with most people experiencing improved vision and returning to their normal activities quickly.
The recovery process after cataract surgery is usually smooth and straightforward, with most people returning to their normal activities within a few days. Your eye doctor will provide you with instructions on how to best heal from cataract surgery.At Heathrow Surgery Center, our cataract surgeons are dedicated to providing a variety of IOLs. Your cataract surgeon will help you choose an IOL based on your vision goals, lifestyle, and budget.
Standard monofocal IOLs are the most common type of lens used in cataract surgery. These lenses have a single focus point and are designed to provide clear vision at one specific distance, either near, intermediate, or far.
Standard monofocal IOLs are the most common type of lens used in cataract surgery. These lenses have a single focus point and are designed to provide clear vision at one specific distance, either near, intermediate, or far. After cataract surgery, most people who choose a monofocal IOL will still need to wear glasses for tasks that require clear vision at other distances.
We are proud to offer premium lens options to reduce your dependence on glasses by enabling vision at multiple distances.
Extended Depth of Focus, or EDOF, is a type of premium intraocular lens. Unlike standard monofocal IOLs, which have a single focus point, EDOF lenses provide a broader range of focus, allowing you to see clearly at multiple distances with less dependence on glasses.
The EDOF lens works by spreading out light as it enters the eye, providing a wider area of focus on the retina. EDOF lenses are designed to improve intermediate and near vision while still providing clear distance vision, making them a popular choice for those who want to reduce their dependence on glasses after cataract surgery.
A trifocal IOL is a type of lens that allows you to see things clearly at different distances: near, far, and in between, without having to wear glasses or contacts. This type of lens has three different focusing points, hence the name “trifocal.”
A toric IOL is a special type of lens that is used to help correct vision in those with astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, the clear dome-like structure at the front of the eye, is shaped more like a football than a sphere.
The toric IOL has a certain shape that corrects this problem so that the person can see clearly after surgery.
The mission of Heathrow Surgery Center is to provide patients with high-quality outpatient surgical care in a safe, convenient, and caring environment. We offer same-day surgical care for various procedures that use the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment.
Our comfortable, patient-focused environment is complemented by the expertise of some of Central Florida’s finest surgeons.