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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. There are positives and negatives for this technique, and many patients will still be better off with using eye drops.  However, for the right candidate, Dr. Aaker will place antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications directly inside the eye at the time of surgery. This development is especially useful for those who have difficulty placing drops.

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.


Topical anesthesia

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.

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