Pre-operative eye measurements need to be done in our office to calculate the proper lens implant power for your eye(s). If you are a contact lens wearer, it is critical to discontinue contact lens wear for at least 2 weeks prior to your measurements.
Recent advancements in cataract surgery technology have given patients many options and choices. From the options of laser surgery to premium lens implants, the myriad of options can get confusing. To better prepare you for cataract surgery and to allow you to make the most informed decision possible, Boulder Eye Surgeons has provided some informative videos to explain these options.
Femtosecond laser cataract surgery replaces the manual use of knives and needles with the precision, accuracy, and safety of laser surgery. Click here to learn more about laser cataract surgery.
Lens implant options include toric lenses to correct astigmatism as well as the accommodating Crystalens to provide a range of focus. Click here to learn more about premium cataract lens implants.
It is critical that you watch the above videos BEFORE having your eye measurements done in our office. That will allow you to ask any additional questions to your surgeon before deciding which options are best for you.
Blood thinners (i.e. aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa) do NOT need to be stopped for cataract surgery. However, if you are taking Flomax (tamsulosin) for your prostate, it needs to be stopped for 3 weeks prior to your cataract surgery. Any medication which is stopped for cataract surgery will be able to be resumed within 1-2 days following your surgery but should be confirmed with your surgeon.