Phacoemulsification: Not all patients are candidates for laser eye procedures or desire the additional expenditure. The traditional phacoemulsification process remains an excellent option. With phacoemulsification, a special probe is inserted into the eye through a very small incision. The probe emits a high frequency wave that breaks the cataract into tiny pieces to allow for easy removal of the lens matter. The procedure takes about 15 minutes total.
Sometimes, a decision will be made between you and your physician to use a specialty non-covered implant lens or a laser for your cataract procedure. Please note that these are considered cosmetic or “non-covered services,” and will be your financial responsibility.