Cataract Surgery

Phacorefractive Cataract Surgery Assisted by Femtosecond Laser

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The CATALYS® laser enables the surgeon to achieve higher levels of safety, precision, and predictability than traditional cataract surgery. Here are the benefits for patients:

  • Personalized surgery
  • Improved positioning of their intraocular lens
  • Optimized vision
  • Reduced risk of complications

We offer this option to all referred patients in need of cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery takes place in a sterile environment and under local anesthesia (eye drops). It is a painless procedure with rapid healing time. The surgeon makes a micro-incision through the cornea. The aim of this surgery is to remove the cataract-affected lens and replace it with an artificial lens (intraocular lens). This greatly improves the quality of life for patients.

Intraocular Lenses

Before your cataract surgery, various types of intraocular lenses will be offered to you. Given the wide range of options available, we offer our patients a consultation with one of our intraocular lens advisors.

During this meeting, the patient is informed about cataracts, the different possible treatments and existing technologies, and finally about intraocular lenses.

Instructions to follow for your cataract surgery

1. Before the Procedure

Your surgeon will provide you with a prescription for preoperative and postoperative eye drops, which you will need to pick up from the pharmacy. Please note that you should begin applying them 2 days before your surgical procedure.

  • Please be aware that some medications may not be covered by the RAMQ. Your doctor has chosen to prescribe them to you because their therapeutic benefits outweigh the alternatives.
    • You should wait for 5 minutes between applying each of your drops to optimize absorption.

It is very important to arrange for a companion or secure transportation for the day of your surgery. You will not be able to drive, and your vision may be blurry. The same applies for the follow-up appointment 24-48 hours after the surgery.

2. The Day Before or the Morning of Your Surgery

We recommend that you wash your hair because following your surgery, you will need to wait 2 days before washing it

3. The Day of Your Surgery

  • Apply your preoperative eye drops on the morning of the procedure;
  • Bring a list of all your medications, including tablets and eye drops, even if they are not eye medications;
  • Take your medications as usual;
  • Dress comfortably, as you won't need to change for your operation, as you won't need a hospital gown;
  • Wearing jewelry and makeup is prohibited;
  • Have breakfast or lunch, depending on your appointment time, in your usual manner and without overindulging;
  • You will be given a surgical consent form to sign before the surgery. You will also have the option to receive a copy before the day of the procedure; A nurse will be available to answer any questions you may have before the surgery.

4. Following Your Surgery

The postoperative instructions will be provided by a nurse after your surgery. It is always preferable to be accompanied for these instructions. Additionally, you will have a transparent eye shield over your eye, which you will keep on until you get home.

Usually, you won't have any stitches. If you do, the nurse or your surgeon will inform you.

5. After the Procedure

  • You will have a follow-up appointment 24-48 hours after surgery with your surgeon.
  • Always bring your eye drops and your schedule to appointments.
  • The return to work varies depending on the nature of your duties and work environment.
  • Blurred vision is normal.
  • You are allowed to read, watch television, and use a computer, taking breaks to reduce eye dryness.
  • You must wear the eye shield when sleeping for one week.
  • Begin your postoperative drops 4 hours after surgery, once you are home.
  • Wearing sunglasses is recommended for your comfort when outdoors.

For 1 to 2 weeks, do not:

  • Rub your eyes.
  • Lift or carry heavy weights.
  • Engage in contact sports.
  • Engage in physical exertion.
  • Make sudden movements.
  • Bend your head lower than heart/waist level.
  • Apply makeup.

For 1 month, do not:

  • Handle soil.
  • Submerge your head in water in a pool, lake, or sea.

 

The Benefits of Surgery at Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinic

Minimal waiting time

A guaranteed surgical date

A personalized consultation with an advisor

A personalized, efficient, and secure post-operative care service

A wide selection of intraocular lenses

Procedures

Pre-operative assessment

Pre-operative preparation

Surgery

Post-operative follow-up

Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinic offers services for cataract surgery, Femtosecond laser astigmatism correction, and far vision and comprehensive vision optimization. Our modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and experienced staff ensure effective, professional, and personalized care.

*We also operate on NON-RESIDENTS of Canada.