Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the cloudy lens in your eye and replace it with an artificial lens. The procedure is very common and is mostly outpatient, meaning you go home the same day.

The most common cataract surgery uses an ultrasound probe to break up the cloudy lens, which is then suctioned out of the eye. This procedure is called phacoemulsification. Because a tiny incision is used, the procedure is minimally invasive and patients recover more quickly than procedures that use a larger incision.

Cataract Surgery at Guthrie

When you choose Guthrie for cataract surgery, you have access to a highly experienced and skilled team. Our cataract surgeons perform thousands of cataract surgeries each year, use the latest technology and offer several lens implant options:

  • Mixed-focus monofocal -- a single focus strength for distance vision. You will likely still need reading glasses.
  • Accommodating-focus monofocal – a single focus strength that responds to eye muscle movements and can focus on near and distant objects to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
  • Multifocal – similar to bifocals or progressive glasses, this lens has different focusing strengths to allow for clear vision at all distances.
  • Toric – a lens to correct astigmatism.

You and your ophthalmologist can discuss the options and determine which lens is best for you.

Combined Cataract Surgeries

Our cataract specialists also perform combined surgeries to treat cataract and glaucoma or retinal issues.

Making an Appointment

Guthrie cataract specialists welcome patients at six locations:

  • Big Flats, 31 Arnot Road, Horseheads
  • Corning Centerway, 130 Centerway
  • Cortland, 1259 Fisher Avenue
  • Sayre, One Guthrie Square
  • Vestal, 2517 Vestal Parkway East
  • Wellsboro, 15 Meade Street

Make an appointment by calling 800-4-SIGHT-2 (800-474-4482).