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Traditional vs Laser Cataract Surgery

At Williams Eye Institute, we offer both the traditional manual technique and Laser Cataract Surgery with the LenSx® femtosecond laser. You can look forward to not only restoring the vision lost due to cataracts, but to choosing an option that may reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery.

Our Basic Cataract Surgery option includes manual cataract surgery and standard monofocal IOLs to provide a single zone of clear distance vision when patients do not have astigmatism. Patients with astigmatism will require glasses at all times for clear vision.

The Procedure:

Cataract Surgery is performed in our AAAHC accredited surgical suites in either Hammond or Merrillville and only takes fifteen to twenty minutes. We use the best and latest innovations in cataract surgery, such as sutureless small-incisions through the clear cornea and foldable intraocular lenses.

What to expect after cataract surgery:

You will be released soon after the procedure to go home and relax. Your eye will not be patched and you are likely to see improvement in your vision almost immediately. Complete visual recovery varies from patient to patient, but most patients return to their regular activities within a day or two. If cataracts are present in both eyes, the second procedure may be scheduled within days or weeks of the first eye.

Serious complications are extremely rare, but because it is surgery, there are potential risks involved. Our surgeons and counselors at Williams Eye Institute will provide you with additional information about the risks associated with cataract surgery and answer any of the questions you may have. We appreciate your trust and confidence in choosing Williams Eye Institute for your cataract procedure.

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Williams Eye Institute – Hammond

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Mon – Thurs: 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Fri: 7:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Williams Eye Institute – Merrillville

Mon – Thurs: 7:30a.m.– 4:00p.m.
Fri: 7:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.

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