Dr. LeBlanc is a highly skilled cataract surgeon and performs hundreds of cataract surgeries every year. Cataract surgery is a very common procedure, and complications (if any) are rare and treatable. The surgery itself is highly successful in improving the vision of patients about 95% of the time. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure usually taking less than 30 minutes to complete.
During the surgery, Dr. LeBlanc will remove the cloudy natural lens from the eye while the patient is under a topical anesthesia. Next, an intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted, which remains permanently in place of the removed natural lens. The IOL compensates for the magnification the old lens provided. Modern IOLs are designed for various functions and made out of different materials; Dr. LeBlanc will know which is most appropriate for your individual case. After the operation, a shield is applied for the eye and eye drops are provided to use as directed.