Cataract surgery with the implant of an artificial crystallin is made up with Phacoemulsification.
Phacoemulsification is a day surgery which lasts 10-20 minutes in topic anaesthesia (anaesthetics drops). The surgeon enters the cornea with a 2mm incision and then the nucleus of the crystallin is emulsified with ultrasounds and aspirated from the eye; then also the cortex of the crystallin is aspirated. An artificial crystallin (a soft lens that will always remain in the eye) is inserted through the 2mm incision. No suture is required.
Thanks to this procedure, recovery time is fast and patients will be able to drive or do their activities since the day after surgery.
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