Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Crystalens
is implanted during standard outpatient cataract surgery.
In the United States, on average over 8,000 cataract procedures are performed a day.
The cataract procedure is quick, simple and allows for relatively fast healing.
This safe and painless procedure typically starts with eye-numbing drops and a micro incision being made at the edge of the cornea. The natural lens is gently washed away
and Crystalens is implanted. Crystalens can be implanted quickly and without sensation.
Most patients return for a follow-up visit with the physician the day after surgery.
The recovery period is usually short. Most patients are able to pursue normal activities
almost immediately after surgery. Patients usually have a follow-up visit scheduled
with the surgeon to evaluate the patient's recovery. (Discuss with your doctor beforehand
what to expect before, during, and after the procedure in terms of eye drops and
If you are like most patients who have Crystalens, you can expect to see sharper
images than you have seen in years.