What Does Cataract Surgery Entail?

This highly successful treatment, for one of the leading causes of vision loss, is offered at Pacific ClearVision Institute in the latest, most highly advanced surgical facility. We also provide the latest in Laser Cataract Surgery.

older person glancing to the left.

Cataract treatment consists of removing the clouded lens, or cataract, by painless microsurgery and replacing it with an artificial lens designed to give clear, brilliant vision. Technology today has advanced to the point that cataract surgery can be completed in as little as 10 minutes! The surgery is done under local anesthetic with a specialized microscope using miniature instruments. The surgery is now done without the use of needles, stitches, or patches and takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people comment that vision is improved within hours of the treatment and note that colors are brighter.

Surgery for cataracts is done using high-frequency ultrasound which softens the cataract, thus allowing it to be vacuumed out through a tiny incision under the eyelid or on the cornea. The incision is designed to not require sutures and seals on its own. Full activity is allowed after surgery. Many people golf, drive and enjoy a movie just a short time after treatment. To clarify one common misconception, lasers are typically not used in cataract surgery. They are being investigated currently and may one day provide an alternative to current techniques.

With state-of-the-art instruments, our surgeons can determine the power of the implant that will give the best visual outcome after treatment. Many people will see 20/40 or better on the first day, depending on previous astigmatism or other factors such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. If a person prefers, the power of the implant can be adjusted to provide clearer reading vision. There are also new lenses available that adjust to your eyes such as Crystalens, Symfony, or Activefocus.

Enhancing Cataract Surgery Outcomes

We are now pleased to be able to offer ORA intraoperative aberrometry during cataract surgery. This technology enables our surgeons to measure the power of the eye during cataract surgery after the cataract is removed, optimizing the selection of the power and alignment of the new intraocular lens, to achieve a more precise outcome for each patient.

PanOptix® Tri-focal Premium Lens

We arew incredibly proud to offer the PanOptix tri-focal lens to our patients here in Eugene, Oregon. This is one of the very first tri-focal lenses that allow for distance and close vision at the same time. Hooray! Learn more by giving us a call to see if this lens choice is the right one for you.

Font Resizer
Make The Text On This Page Smaller Make The Text On This Page Larger
Request an Appointment
(541) 343 5000
Patient Portal
LASIK Self Test
LASIK Calculator
Our Safety Protocols
Referring Doctors

Our Eugene Office Is Moving!

Beginning July 1st of this year, our Eugene office will be moving to 360 S. Garden Way. Please bear with us as we transition to a new space for our friends in and around Eugene. Our Cottage Grove location will remain exactly where it is.


This will close in 20 seconds