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Cataract Surgery (Phaco Method)


Cataract surgery, phaco method, is a surgical procedure used in the treatment of cataracts. Cataract is a condition that causes vision loss due to clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The phacoemulsification (phaco) method is a surgical procedure that involves the fragmentation and removal of the cataractous natural lens using ultrasonic waves and the placement of an artificial lens in its place.


The phacoemulsification (phaco) method includes the following steps:


1. The surface of the eye is numbed, and the eyelids are held open.


2. A small incision is made, and an ultrasonic device (phacoemulsifier) is inserted into the eye.


3. The phacoemulsifier uses ultrasonic waves to fragment the cataractous natural lens into small pieces.


4. The fragmented lens pieces are removed using a device called an aspirator.


5. An artificial lens (intraocular lens) is placed in the position of the natural lens.


6. The eyelid incision is closed, and the procedure is completed.


The phaco method is one of the most commonly used and effective methods in cataract surgery. The procedure is usually completed in a short time with minimal complications and allows patients to regain their vision. However, as with any surgical procedure, complications may rarely occur. Therefore, it is important to consult an eye doctor to determine the most suitable and appropriate treatment method for cataract surgery.

Op. Dr. Nihal BORATAÇ, throughout her 27-year medical career, has been a specialist doctor who successfully treated thousands of patients' vision problems. She provides services, along with her expert team, in the treatment of all vision disorder...