Cataract surgery

Eye surgery can raise many questions or concerns. We have collected the most recent information for you to answer your questions. Below are instructional videos on cataract surgery, details of a preoperative visit, as well as the intraocular lens choices available for your surgery.

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The preoperative visit

The preoperative visit takes place in two meetings.

 

During the first visit, you will meet one of our assistants who will perform the imaging examinations necessary for planning your surgery. Some of the exams may incur costs not covered by the RAMQ. Click here to view the instructions for this appointment.

During the second visit, you will meet the surgeon assigned to you. He will examine your eyes, analyze your tests, explain the surgery and its risks, and review your needs to find an intraocular lens suited to your situation.

Click here to view the instructions for this appointment.

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Intraocular lenses

A variety of intraocular lenses are available on the market. The surgeons at the clinic have made a pre-selection for you.

Monofocal
The monofocal lens corrects distance vision. The correction of intermediate and near vision must be done with glasses. 

Wide range

The wide range lens corrects distance vision and intermediate vision. Close correction must be done with glasses.  

Multifocal

The multifocal lens allows the correction of far, intermediate and near vision. On the other hand, it has certain particularities and contraindications which must be discussed with your surgeon.  

Toric

The toric lens allows the correction of corneal astigmatism (different power of the cornea horizontally and vertically). It is possible to integrate this correction in the monofocal, wide range and multifocal lens.

Imaging, installation and lens fees may apply for lenses other than monofocals.

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Range of vision

Far vision

More than 2 meters

Television, landscapes

Intermediate vision

65 cm to 2 meters

Desk computer, car dashboard

Near vision

40 to 65 cm

Book, cellphone

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Cataract Surgery Animation

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Surgery

Cataract surgery is a safe procedure that takes place in an operating room to ensure a sterile environment. The intervention will be performed under local anesthesia at eye level only.

The surgeon will make two small incisions on the surface of your eye to remove your cataract using ultrasounds. He will then replace the natural lens with the intraocular lens you have chosen.

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Post-operative follow-up

A first postoperative follow-up will be done 24 hours after your surgery to ensure the safety of your eye.  

A second postoperative follow-up will take place approximately two weeks after the surgery to check the healing of your eye and plan the surgery of your second eye if applicable.  

Afterwards, your surgeon will tell you if other follow-up examinations are necessary, depending on the overall health of your eye.  

Click here to view the instructions to follow following cataract surgery.

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