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Cataract Removal Surgery

Once you have decided that cataract removal surgery is the right option for you, our office staff will schedule the date for your outpatient surgery. The process for removing a cataract involves the following steps:

  1. Dr. Harris will create a small incision in the eye, on the side of the cornea – just large enough to pass small surgical instruments through.
  2. Once the incision has been made, Dr. Harris will gently peel off the front layer of the lens – allowing access to the inner areas of the lens, where the cataract has formed.
  3. Using a surgical tool, Dr. Harris will break up the cataract into smaller segments and will vacuum these smaller fragments out of the remaining good lens.
  4. Once all fragments of the cataract has been removed, a replacement lens will be inserted into the capsular bag where the natural lens used to be. In most cases, this is an intraocular lens, which is foldable and slips in through the tiny incision.
  5. Because the incision is so small, it is often water-tight and does not require any sutures – particularly if a foldable lens has been used.

Content courtesy of Eyemaginations’ Cataract Surgery demonstration.


At Cataract Consultants, our goal is to rejuvenate your vision using the most appropriate method of treatment for your individual needs. While the most obvious benefit of cataract removal surgery options we offer is improved vision, for most patients, the most notable benefit is the improved quality of life that follows the surgery. Many patients are once again able to do the things they loved before cataracts impaired their vision.


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Eye Care Treatments

A routine eye exam, performed by a primary eye care doctor, will reveal if a cataract is present. The primary eye care doctor can refer you to Dr. Harris for a comprehensive cataract evaluation at which time she will offer her expert opinion for treatment options.

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