This patient, "London" had a mature cataract (lens opacity) removed from her right eye via state-of-the-art cataract phacoemulsification and synthetic IOL (new lens) placement. Factors associated with successful cataract surgery include Dr Esson’s experience, careful anesthetic monitoring, recovery in the hands of our experienced technical team and of course a lot of post-operative TLC.
Cataract before surgery
Just as in human surgery, an operating microscope allows the surgeon to see incredible detail while removing the cataract.
Stage 1 – cataract phacoemulsification (the lens is broken up & removed)
Stage 2 – irrigation/aspiration (remnants are removed & the lens capsule polished)
Stage 3 – synthetic IOL (new lens) introduction (the new lens is seen here prior to removal from its cassette)
Finally introduction of the (folded) synthetic lens into the lens capsule to restore optimal vision
If your pet has developed cataracts, you or your veterinarian may want to schedule a consultation with VOC in order to discuss management and further treatment options.
Even if surgery is not an appropriate option for your pet, the management of lens-assoicated inflammation can help avoid unwanted longterm complications & outcomes.
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