During the first visit, the doctor takes a full medical history and performs a comprehensive ophthalmological examination. The patient should bring all previous tests and reports in order to expedite the process and avoid unnecessary delays.
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cataract (opacified cristalline lens) through a microincision and the use of ultrasound to liquefy the hardened lens, followed by the implant of an intraocular lens for visual recovery. There are lenses that can also correct astigmatism and provide far and near vision without glasses (multifocal).
Vitrectomy is an advanced technique that allows the surgeon to treat retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and epimacular membranes, among other vitreoretinal disorders. The procedure is tailored to each case depending on the disease being treated.