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No Drop, No Stitch Cataract Surgery
No Drop Surgery
Dr. Aaker is now using the latest technology to provide his patients with the convenience of cataract surgery without the discomfort, hassle, risk, and cost of eye drops needed for the surgery. Patients will no longer have to purchase costly medications that have to be applied four times daily before and after cataract surgery for up to a month. Dr. Aaker has been doing no-stitch cataract surgery for many years, but with new research data and new medications available, he now uses a technique where the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications are placed directly inside the eye at the time of surgery. This development has allowed for faster return to a normal life for his patients, and reduced risks of drop allergy and irritation. Now, almost none of his patients require drops of any form after or before the procedure.
No Stitch Cataract Surgery
Dr. Aaker uses such a small incision size and attention to detail that the tissue of the eye is able to have a watertight seal without any stitches in over 95% of cases. Dr. Aaker uses two small incisions to perform the cataract surgery-the incision sizes are only 1 mm and 2.4 mm. This allows for faster visual rehabilitation so you can do the activities that you want to do sooner after the procedure.
Dr. Aaker prefers that his patients have the most up-to-date surgery available. This is why he performs cataract surgery using topical anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will give you some medication to relax you, and Dr. Aaker will give you numbing drops to anesthetize the eye. This way there is no needle injection of anesthesia which could result in a black eye, and other risks. There is also usually less overall risk of anesthesia because the anesthesiologist does not have to give as much medication to sedate with the minimally invasive topical treatment. It also allows you to begin using the eye immediately after you are finished with the cataract surgery.