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About Cataract Surgery

Eye surgeon Nancy Balin, MD, FACS, performs the most advanced cataract surgery available today, implementing a method known as phacoemulsification. The eye surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. A complete physical examination is required prior to the surgical procedure to ensure the patient's overall health.

During the surgery, an ultra sound emitting probe is directed at the cataract. These high-energy sound waves break the cataract into tiny, microscopic pieces, which are gently suctioned from the eye. The procedure is performed through a small incision which is self sealing, requiring no stitches. Most people report improved vision immediately following the surgery and are able to return to their normal activities within two days.

illustrated diagram of the cataract surgery prodedure

To learn more about our laser vision correction procedures, please contact our office 413-584-6666 or 800-436-EYES (3937) to schedule a free LASIK consultation in Northampton, Springfield or Ware. LASIK eye surgery financing is here and available with approved credit at Balin Eye & Laser Center located in Northampton, MA. Our LASIK vision counselors are happy to discuss payment options that allow you to correct your vision now, while paying over time.

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