Virginia Beach, VA (February 11, 2016) – Beach Eye Care introduced dropless cataract surgery to Virginia where the antibiotic and steroid are placed in a sustained release form in the vitreous behind the newly implanted IOL (intraocular lens).
In the cataract surgery procedure, a very small (1/10th″) incision is made by laser or diamond and ultrasound energy breaks up the clouded lens for removal. The surgeon implants a clear lens implant in its place and the incision seals and heals.
Post-operative cataract drops normally continue for 4 weeks after the surgery (50 drops/eye, minimum) and may be exceedingly expensive ($300) due to the cost of brand name, most-effective, prescriptions; however, Beach Eye Care’s technique is a timely and cost-efficient alternative.
The surgeon places post-operative drugs directly into the eye, negating the need for most post-operative drops. Only artificial tears are needed. Occasional, patients may need an anti-inflammatory drop. This makes the process easier for the patient with reduced cost for drops, less side effects, easier compliance, and simplified post-operative recovery. Post-operative visual recovery occurs over one day to one week.
To learn more about Beach Eye Care’s unique new cataract surgery procedure, visit www.beacheyecare.com