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Small-Incision Cataract Surgery: Removing the Old Lens

You may be surprised by how little time small-incision cataract surgery takes.

Incision Size

A smaller incision (top) means a shorter recovery time for you. The location of the incision will vary.

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The Procedure

Your doctor uses a microscope and tiny instruments to make the incision and remove the old lens. A special instrument breaks apart the old lens with sound waves (ultrasound) and then removes the pieces. This process is called phacoemulsification. The natural membrane (capsule) that held your lens is left in place.

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Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T08:39:29-06:00

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We see patients from the downtown Seattle, Belltown and South Lake Union areas of Seattle in King County, WA.

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Dr. Feiten was born and raised in Wisconsin, attending the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Pacific University with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1987. She practiced in Kentucky for seven years, receiving the Young OD of the Year Award in 1994.

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