What should I expect with Symfony IOL cataract surgery?
In laser cataract surgery, our Beverly Hills eye surgeon creates a precise surgical plan using sophisticated imaging known as optical coherence tomography (OCT). A tiny, self-sealing incision is created, employing a femtosecond laser at a precise location, length, and depth in all planes. The surgeon uses an ultrasound instrument to emulsify the natural lens material, aspirating it through the incision. After the lens is removed, it is replaced with the Symfony IOL. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete and causes little to no discomfort.
What is recovery like after cataract surgery with the Symfony IOL?
Recovery is minimal after Symfony IOL cataract surgery. You can expect to return to your normal activities the following day. Your surgeon will instruct you to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for a week or more after the procedure. The recovery is typically smooth, easy, and rapid. Your eyes may be sensitive to light for a few days, or itch, or you may see light haloes, all of which fade quickly. You will see us for a follow-up appointment the day after your surgery, and we will closely monitor your progress during healing, which is typically uneventful.