2.Cataract incision: microincision
An extremely thin diamond scalpel makes an 2.85mm incision for the cataract removal. There is no sensation at this time. This incision is located at the edge of the cornea, away from blood vessels.
Carefully a circular opening is torn in the fragile clear sac that holds the cataractous lens.
Ultrasound softens the harder portion of the cataract so that is can be suctioned from the eye
The last remaining soft cataract material ( cortex)
is vacuumned out of the eye, leaving behind the clear , empty lens capsula.
6.Intra ocular lens
7. Insert IOL
The flexible lens implant has been rolled up for insertion and is now injected through a soft tube into the vacant lens capsule.
The thick viscoelastic fluid previously instilled in the eye is removed, and any remaining microscopic cataract fragments are rinsed out as well. The small incision is generally self-sealing, and we use sutures infrequently.