Most commonly used with cataract surgery. The procedure, which is commonly abbreviated to phaco, aims to improve a patient’s impaired vision due to cataracts, and can only be performed by an ophthalmologist.
A Cataract is an eye disorder characterized by clouding of the lens in the eye. As a result, the patient’s vision becomes blurry. In phacoemulsification, the doctor will destroy the patient’s cloudy eye lens with sound waves (ultrasound), then replace it with a new lens. After surgery, further hospitalization is not required, and patients can go home right away.