Are you interested in cataract surgery, but are not thrilled with the idea of using eyedrops following the procedure? If so, dropless cataract surgery may be a great option for you! Our knowledgeable team of eye care physicians have the skills to properly and quickly perform this surgery for improved vision and quality of life!
Dropless cataract surgery is a form of cataract surgery that does not require the use of eye drops in the weeks following the procedure. Traditional cataract surgery requires patients to use antibiotic eye drops as well as anti-inflammatory eye drops for several weeks after surgery. Some people struggle with using these eye drops due to discomfort, forgetfulness, or the costs of the medications. Dropless cataract surgery does not require eye drops, making treatment overall easier and less stressful.
During this procedure, an injection of a medication called TriMoxi is delivered into the vitreous, or the jelly within the eye after the cataract is removed and an intraocular lens implant is in place. TriMoxi is a major breakthrough in the cataract surgery field and is a combination of steroids and antibiotics to help reduce inflammation following the procedure.
There are several benefits to the patients getting the TriMoxi injections versus using eyedrops:
· Less confusing for the patients on what drops to use and when.
· The expense to the patient for the drops.
· Lessens the risk of infection due to non-compliance with drops and or hygiene.
· Less corneal toxicity.
Following dropless cataract surgery, patients may see a “moving cloud” in their vision, which is temporary and will decrease after the first few days. The majority of people do not need drops following surgery, however, if you develop inflammation, you may be prescribed anti-inflammatory eye drops for a while. Dr. Hyder may also choose to treat dropless cataract patients with a punctal gel medication implant to avoid the injections spots.
Individuals with cataracts who wish to undergo surgery but are not interested in dealing with eyedrops following the procedure may be able to benefit from dropless cataract surgery. Overall, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our eye care physicians. During this meeting, assessment and diagnosis will be performed, and a treatment plan drawn up for you.
For more information regarding dropless cataract surgery, contact our office today! Our friendly team at Eye Care Physicians of New Jersey will be happy to assist in any way they can, as well as answer any questions that you may have.