Free Information and Telephone Consultation for Cataract Surgery
In an effort to improve our patients’ experience with cataract surgery, Dr Michael George at Tylock Eye Care offers patients the option of having cataract surgery performed in a way that most patients no longer need to take drops before or after surgery. This advanced procedure is called “Dropless Cataract Surgery.” In Dropless Cataract Surgery, a medicine called Tri-Moxi-Vanc* is placed in the eye at the time of surgery. The medication is absorbed by the eye over the next month, providing patients the benefit of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines without needing drops.
Traditional cataract surgery requires the patient to use multiple eye drops before and after surgery, often up to 4 times a day for a month or more. In most cases, Dropless Cataract Surgery eliminates the need to apply over 400 drops in patients who are having cataract surgery on both eyes!
Studies have shown:
- The Dropless Cataract method is very safe
- Dropless Cataract Surgery allows us to eliminate all drops about 95% of the time
- Reduced risk of infection and retinal swelling compared to patients using drops
- Dramatically simplified postoperative regimen
- Reduced chance of side effects from the eye drops
- Can save patients over $300 in eye drop expenses
Should you and your surgeon decide to proceed with Dropless Cataract Surgery, drops before surgery will not be needed. Most patients will also not need drops after surgery; however, a small percentage may need to begin a steroid, called prednisolone, if inflammation develops. As with all medications, Tri-Moxi-Vanc may have side effects, including blurred vision, floaters, and increased eye pressure. Please call us immediately if your eye develops increased redness, pain or discharge after surgery.
Have questions? Please call our Tylock Eye Care cataract specialists at 972-258-6400 to schedule your evaluation.
*Tri-Moxi-Vanc (combination of triamcinolone acetonide, moxifloxacin hydrochloride and vancomycin) is a compounded proprietary ophthalmic solution formulated by prescription for each patient.