Would you like to decrease your dependency on glasses or contact lenses? This is now an option with the use of premium lifestyle lens implants. Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a monofocal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multifocal IOL technology provides multiple ranges of vision: near, intermediate and far, giving you the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses!
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A. Dr. Kaufman was a developer of Insta-Sight™ Cataract Surgery in which No Needles, No Patches and No Stitches are used, so the patient can see "instantly" after cataract surgery and not wear patches after cataract surgery.
A. There is no pain experienced with Insta-Sight™ surgery. patients receive potent anesthetic drops to numb the eye.
A. No. Dr. Kaufman perfoms surgery one eye at a time. Usually, Dr. Kaufman will monitor the patient's healing process for 1 to 2 weeks between scheduling the procedure on the other eye.
A. Dr. Kaufman performs every step of every procedure and does not delegate surgery to assistants.
A. Yes. Dr. Kaufman has performed over 35,000 cataract surgeries and over 80,000 surgeries. He has been performing micro-incision cataract surgery since 1980.
A. Most cataract surgeries take approximately 10 minutes. However, pre-operative preparation and brief post-operative care, generally take a few hours.
A. No. You will be given medication at the time of surgery which can impair your diving ability.
A. With premium lifestyle lens implants, most patients reduce or even end their dependency on glasses for distance, near and in between. Many do not wear any glasses after surgery.
A. To achieve the best vision after cataract surgery, you can elect to upgrade to reduce your astigmatism with limbal relaxing incisions or with Toric lens implants. Dr. Kaufman specializes in these technologically advanced surgical techniques.
A. Patients are not to eat or drink after midnight. You can take your regular medications with a small sip of water. Those patients taking diabetes medication should defer from taking them as we do not want your sugar to be too low.
A. Yes. Our office will provide you with a schedule of which medications to take and when.