Cataract - What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is a painless, 20-minute outpatient procedure.  Eye drops are used to dilate your pupil beginning one hour before the surgery.  The dilation will enlarge the pupil, so that Doctor Murphy can remove the cataract easily.  Immediately before the cataract surgery, anesthetic drops will be given to numb the eye.  You will also be given a sedative to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

During the cataract surgery, Doctor Murphy makes a small incision at the edge of the cornea.  A small ultrasound instrument is then inserted into the eye to break up, and vacuum out the cataract.  The intraocular lens, also called the IOL, is then implanted into the eye.  The incision is self-sealing, and does not require stitches.  The result of the surgery is that the cloudy lens, or cataract, is removed, and replaced with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL will allow you to see clearly again.

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"My experience with Dr. Murphy was very pleasant and professional. She took time to explain the problems and remedies. I had cataracts in both eyes. The lenses were replaced with multi-focal ones. I am extremely happy with the outcome. The staff was courteous, helpful and professional." James H.

"I was always so afraid to have anything done to my eyes, but Dr. Murphy's calm and full explanations took away this fear." Joan K.

"It is so nice to have a doctor responsive to my needs.  Dr. Murphy did both my cataracts and the multifocal lens enables me to read the smallest print.  I highly recommend Dr. Murphy and her staff." Bill S.

Alma Murphy MD PC
Eye Physician & Surgeon
490 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 323-1313   eyesaz.com