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More than 2 million people have cataract surgery each year, making it one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. It is an outpatient procedure, normally taking only a few hours of your time.

At Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center, cataract removal is performed through a procedure called phacoemulsification. In this procedure, high-energy ultrasound waves are used to gently remove your cataract. In most cases, we use only eye drop anesthesia, allowing our patients the fastest possible recovery. Once the cataract is removed, a permanent, artificial lens is inserted. It is not uncommon for our patients to have the benefit of dramatically improved vision within a few hours of their procedure.

After surgery with traditional monofocal lenses, most patients experience very good vision either near or at a distance. In most cases, the monofocal lens provides good distance vision for driving, walking and some everyday activities. However, most people receiving monofocal lenses still require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision. At Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center, we are proud to offer our patients custom cataract surgery with the premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) profiled in these options. These lenses are designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on reading glasses, bifocals or trifocals.

Step 1 Step 1
The first step is to make a small hole in the front of the capsule that holds the natural lens or cataract.
Step 2 Step 2
The next step is to insert the small ultrasonic probe into the eye. The probe breaks up the lens into tiny pieces and removes them.
Step 3 Step 3
A permanent, artificial lens is then folded and inserted into the eye.
Step 4 Step 4
The new lens then unfolds and is positioned permanently into place.
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