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What Is No Stitch Cataract Surgery?

Find out how this latest treatment could get rid of your cataracts without the unpleasantries of traditional cataract surgery.cataract surgery

While no one likes thinking about eye issues, they do happen. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Of course, coming in to visit our New York City, NY, eye doctors once a year will go a long way to catching these issues. If we do discover that you have cataracts we offer an amazing and less invasive treatment option.

When it comes to eye surgery, most people fear getting injections or stitches, but you won’t need to worry about that any longer with no-stitch cataract surgery. This procedure uses eye drops instead of uncomfortable needles to anesthetize the eyes, which means a significantly more comfortable procedure for you (not to mention less chance of complications).

During traditional cataract surgery, a larger incision needs to be made in order to remove the cataract and place the lens implant, but, through more efficient techniques, we can now create a much smaller incision. The incision is so small that stitches are no longer required.

Once the eye is completely numb, our New York ophthalmologists will make a small incision in the white portion of the eye. Then ultrasound and suction are both used to remove the cataract. Since the incision is so small, the eye will naturally seal itself without the need for stitches. Then a healthy artificial lens can be implanted into the back of the eye.

If you have cataracts, then it’s time to talk to us about whether no-stitch cataract surgery is the best way to go. While boasting no injections and stitches can be enough to make a patient decide that this is the best treatment option for them, it’s important to note that it might not be ideal for younger individuals or those who are particularly anxious, since you will be awake and need to follow instructions throughout the procedure. If you find that it might be too difficult, then traditional cataract surgery may be considered.

If you have questions or want to learn more about no-stitch cataract surgery, then our eye care specialists at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY, are ready to answer all of your questions. Call us today!

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  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
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    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
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  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
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