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  FAQ's for Cataracts & IOLs


Does the surgery produce any pain?
Where does the Cataract or RLE surgery take place?
What is the post-operative recuperation period?
For how long will my eye be covered by a patch?
What type of technique is used in the implantation of the IOL?
Are both of my eyes operated on the same day?
How soon can I travel after the procedure?
What happens if I postpone the removal of my Cataract?
What population is the most conducive to Cataracts?
How is the cataract removed?
Is it possible for the Cataract to reappear?
Will I need to wear glasses after Cataract surgery?
What type of anesthesia is used?
Can I board an airplane soon after surgery?
Will I be able to drive the day after Cataract Surgery?

Does the surgery produce any pain?
For Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgery, we use local anesthesia and intravenous sedation,

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Where does the Cataract or RLE surgery take place?
All of our Cataract and RLE surgeries are conducted locally at the CODET Vision Institute in our state of the art Operating Rooms.

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What is the post-operative recuperation period?
Most patients will be back to their daily activities 3 days after surgery.

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For how long will my eye be covered by a patch?
Advanced technology has allowed for the eye to only require a patch for 3 hours on the day of the surgery.

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What type of technique is used in the implantation of the IOL?
Because we have highly experienced surgeons and advanced technology at the CODET Vision Institute,

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Are both of my eyes operated on the same day?
No. In order to allow for optimal results,

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How soon can I travel after the procedure?
Because Cataract and RLE surgery is marginally invasive, you are able to travel day after the surgery.

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What happens if I postpone the removal of my Cataract?
There is an ideal time for the Cataract to be removed by the surgeon. After this ideal time passes, the eye is affected more by the surgery and the recovery time is longer.

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What population is the most conducive to Cataracts?
About half of those aging 65 and over develop cataracts and this percentage increases at 75 years of age.

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How is the cataract removed?
The surgeon makes a small incision in the eye and using ultrasound, the hardened and opaque lens is removed (i.e. Cataract).

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Is it possible for the Cataract to reappear?
No. The Cataract does not reappear as the eye's natural lens is replaced with an artificial one.

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Will I need to wear glasses after Cataract surgery?
This depends on the type of lens that is implanted.

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What type of anesthesia is used?
Normally, a mild intravenous sedation and topical anesthesia is utilized.


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Can I board an airplane soon after surgery?
In most cases, flying on an airplane is permitted after cataract surgery.


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Will I be able to drive the day after Cataract Surgery?
Usually, it is permitted to drive the following day.


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