About Cataract Surgery

Doctors performing cataract surgery

Surgery at Magruder Eye Institute. You’re in good hands.

The Lifestyle Vision™ Custom Laser Cataract Surgery program at Magruder Eye Institute is a cooperative process designed to better educate those patients considering laser cataract surgery regarding the latest surgical options available today. Your ophthalmologist and our staff work closely with you to match the best Intraocular Lens, or IOL, taking into consideration your lifestyle, eye health, and vision goals.

The IOL is the artificial lens that will replace the clouded natural lens in the eye during the surgery. New Medicare rulings now allow for eye surgeons to offer all cataract patients options, including laser-assisted cataract surgery, and Multifocal Lens Options, both as an additional (out-of-pocket) expense to the patient. you through it all. It is one of the most commonly performed Medicare reimbursed surgeries in the United States according to many sources.

Cataract Surgery

How cataract surgery is performed

Cataract surgery is routinely performed through a small, “micro” incision. Through a process known as phacoemulsification, an ultrasonic probe is inserted into the incision to break up the old lens using sound waves. For patients who choose the laser-assisted option, our cool femtosecond laser can be used to soften the lens to make removal easier. Next, the old, clouded lens is carefully removed.  Next, your surgeon will implant your new intraocular lens. The incision (typically stitchless) is then closed, and your recovery begins.

Recovery involves modifying your activities for a few days and using eye drops to prevent infection.