Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a highly effective, life-changing procedure that can restore your vision and improve your quality of life. With more than 2.5 million cataract cases in Canada, cataract treatment ensures our aging population’s lifestyle quality.

Understanding Cataracts and Their Impact on Vision

Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes clouded, causing vision to become blurry and dull. They can develop due to aging, injury, or medical conditions like diabetes.

As cataracts progress, they can significantly impair daily activities, leading to near and distance vision loss. Eventually, your eye doctor’s office may suggest cataract surgery.



Traditional Cataract Surgery: A Closer Look at the Procedure

Cataract surgery is a safe, effective, and relatively quick outpatient procedure. The steps involved in the surgery are as follows:

  • Anesthesia: The patient receives local anesthesia and sedation to ensure comfort during the procedure.

  • Corneal Incision: The surgeon creates a small incision in the cornea at the beginning of cataract surgery, allowing access to the lens.

  • Lens Removal: The cloudy lens is broken up using ultrasound energy (phacoemulsification) and removed through the incision.

  • Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation: An artificial lens, called an IOL, is inserted through the incision and positioned within the lens capsule.

  • Incision Closure: The corneal incision is typically self-sealing and does not require stitches.


Follow these three simple steps to rid yourself of cataracts...

Complimentary Consultation

Develop a plan to receive the treatment that's right for you.

Personalized Procedure

Dr. Conlon provides a procedure that meets your vision goals.

Follow-up Care with Life-Changing Results

We ensure you can enjoy your results as quickly as possible.