Now, expert cataract care is available in Terre Haute. It is no longer necessary to travel to Indianapolis or Bloomington to have modern surgery. Terre Haute Regional Hospital has made a significant investment in the most advanced equipment available for Cataract Surery, the Alcon Phacoemulsification machine with Aqualase. No other machine manufactured is equipped with Ozil (an advanced form of ultrasound energy delivery). The experience of Dr. David Malitz and technology allow for safer surgery with quicker recovery. The surgery itself only takes 10 minutes!
As many people age, cataracts, or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, are an increasingly common problem.
Symptoms of cataracts include:
Ohio Valley Eye Institute offers state-of-the-art cataract correction to help patients regain the freedom of clear vision.
Our Surgeons use the latest technique in performing cataract surgery. Using only a topical anesthetic (No Needles) to numb the eye, the surgeon creates a small incision and uses high-energy sound waves to break the cataract into microscopic particles which are then removed from the eye. To compensate for the removal of the eye's natural lens, an intra-ocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye. After using this special small incision (less than 2.7mm!), the eye remains tightly sealed by the natural outward pressure within your eye and no stitches are usually required.
The cataract removal technique Ohio Valley Eye Institute uses is often preferred to traditional methods because patients are more comfortable during and after the procedure. Because this new technique uses eye drops to numb the eye, usually the need for an anesthetic shot, stitches, or a post-surgery patch is eliminated. Another advantage is that most patients notice a rapid visual improvement with this technique.