A cataract steals your independence as it clouds the eye's lens. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss among adults 55 and older. In a majority of cases, Baker Eye can save eyesight and improve vision with impressive no-stitch cataract surgery. The procedure takes less than an hour and offers nearly immediate improvement. Research shows the more frequently a medical team performs a surgery, the better the results for the patient. The expert Baker Eye Team performs over 1,000 cataract surgeries every year on patients referred from all over Arkansas, giving you the best opportunity for successful cataract treatment.
Eyes are always corrected one eye at a time for greatest safety. To determine if your cataract should be removed, Dr. Baker will perform a thorough eye examination. Before surgery, your eye will be measured to determine the proper power of a new intraocular lens that will be placed in your eye to replace the clouded lens. That new lens often reduces the need for glasses after the procedure.
Before surgery, check with the clinic about taking your usual medications. You must also plan to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery. Surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis right at the Baker Eye Institute surgery center. Expect to be asked to skip breakfast, depending on the time of your surgery.
When you arrive for surgery, you will be given eye drops and perhaps a mild sedative to help make you comfortable. A local anesthetic will numb your eye. The skin around your eye will be thoroughly cleansed and sterile coverings will be placed around your head.
During the procedure, you may see light and movement. You will not be able to see the surgery as it is happening. Under an operating microscope, a small incision is made in the eye. In most cataract surgeries, tiny surgical instruments are used to break apart and remove the cloudy lens from the eye. The back membrane of the lens is left in place.
A plastic, acrylic or silicone intraocular lens is implanted in the eye to replace the natural lens that was removed. Monofocal Intraocular lens implants are placed in most patient. Monofocal lenses correct vision either up-close or at a distance, depending on your choice. Premium lens implants are available to qualified patients and can help to further correct refractive errors. These premium implants can improve visual outcomes and reduce the need for glasses. Multifocal Intraocular Lenses can help correct vision at a range of distances: near, intermediate, and far, while the Toric Intraocular Lens can help correct vision in patients with astigmatism. Insurance does not cover the premium lenses and not all patients are good candidates. Dr. Baker will discuss your options during your evaluation.
Once cataract surgery is completed, your doctor may place a shield over your eye. Post operative instructions are given, and a regimen of eye drops will be prescribed. After a short stay in the outpatient recovery area, you will be ready to go home.
When it comes to surgery, a physician's experience is the greatest statistical predictor of success. Baker Eye Institute has earned its strong reputation by delivering state-of-the-art surgical care. In fact, the Baker Ambulatory Surgery Center cataract team restores vision to over 1,000 cataract patients annually from across Arkansas and surrounding states.
At Baker Eye Institute located in Conway, just a half hour outside of Little Rock, Arkansas and a 45 minute drive from Cabot and Russellville, we would be happy to discuss the traditional and No-Stitch Cataract Surgery procedures with you and determine if you are good candidate for this eye surgery.
At Baker Eye Institute in Conway, cataract surgery has benefited countless patients whose vision was fading, many who were nearly blind. Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. David Littleton Baker, can help reintroduce you to a world of clear vision. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cataract surgery and the difference in IOLs.
If you live in the Conway or Little Rock, Arkansas region and would like further information about cataract surgery, schedule a vision consultation at Baker Eye Institute today. We pride ourselves on offering the latest advances in cataract surgery, including premium lens technology.
Providing excellence in eye care for over 18 years, Baker Eye Institute offers advanced treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the eye and eyelid. Dr. Baker helps restore the vision for patients throughout the state with an advanced no-stitch cataract surgery. You likely know someone who has already had the procedure done and is enjoying their renewed vision.
Schedule your eye care appointment with Baker Eye Institute by simply filling out our online form. For your convenience we have provided patient forms online so that you may print them and fill them out prior to your appointment.