Information About Cataracts Procedures

About Cataracts

Cataracts can naturally occur as the body ages and proteins in the lens of the eye begin to weaken and clump together. This creates hazy spots on the lens that can prevent the entrance of light and significantly affect vision. If the spots are prevalent enough, surgery might be the best option to recover your eyesight. Schedule a consultation in Billings, MT at Vance Thompson Vision to discuss possible treatment options with one of our doctors.

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Cataract surgery is the removal of the eye's cataracted lens and its replacement with a new, artificial lens that may even correct refractive errors.

Recovery Time
1 - 2 days

Laser-assisted refractive cataract surgery adds advanced laser technology and vision-improving artificial lenses to the traditional cataract removal.

Recovery Time
1 - 2 days

Traditional cataract surgery involves the removal and replacement of the cloudy natural lens via a tiny incision made with a hand-held surgical blade.

A YAG capsulotomy treats posterior capsule opacity (PCO) by creating a tiny hole in the posterior capsule, via laser, to allow light to pass through.

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