Planning the surgery
Modern cataract surgery has come a long way since its inception. What was once a major eye surgery with a long recovery period, has now become a quick, minimally invasive procedure with no downtime and easy recovery.
The procedure is done on one eye at a time, with a 1 to 2 week interval between surgeries.
Another advantage of modern cataract surgery is the ability at the same time to treat not only the cataract but other conditions such as presbyopia and astigmatism.
Waiting too long between surgeries may slow the patient’s ability to return to full “binocular” vision at an expedient rate. This could hamper the patient’s ability to return to their daily routine in a timely manner and cause stress and frustration.