Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed eye surgery in the world, and Stanford offers state-of-the-art cataract surgery by a process called phacoemulsification, or the destruction and removal of cataracts with sound waves.

Our primary surgeon, Dr.Artis Montague, uses small incisions with foldable lens implants that allow for better and faster visual recovery after cataract surgery, with less post-operative astigmatism. In expert hands, the procedure takes only 15 minutes or less to perform, with local anesthesia, and is done on an out-patient basis, with the patient being able to go home soon after surgery.

In addition, we are now pleased to offer femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery for appropriate candidates with the Catalys Laser, which was developed here at Stanford.

Associated Faculty

For Appointments

Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
2452 Watson Court
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650.723.6995
Fax: 650.723.6619

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