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Information About Cataracts Procedures

About Cataracts

The process of aging can cause many adverse effects on the body. In the case of the eyes, the natural lens can begin to develop spots that are cloudy and prevent light from entering the eye. These spots are known as cataracts, and depending on their severity, they could obstruct your vision enough to require treatment. If you're concerned you might be suffering from cataracts, the experienced team at Vance Thompson Vision in Alexandria, MN can perform refractive cataract surgery, traditional cataract surgery, or YAG capsulotomy to restore your vision.

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Hazy, cloudy vision is a symptom of cataract growth, which will require a removal and intraocular implant replacement surgery.

Recovery Time
1 - 2 days

Refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery (ReLACS™) incorporates the precision of refractive laser surgery to create incisions for cataract removal.

Recovery Time
1 - 2 days

In traditional cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist surgeon will use a blade to make an incision to safely remove the cloudy lens.

A YAG capsulotomy procedure utilizes laser technology to treat posterior capsule opacity that affects vision and occurs after a cataract procedure.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.