Frequently Asked Questions
- The modern way of doing cataract surgery is place the implant inside the clear bag that used to hold the cataract (this is a normal part of your eye). With time, this bag becomes hazy. Also, some types of cataracts leave a haze on this bag at the time of surgery. The laser clears the haze to make sure you have the best possible vision. The haze does not return.
- There are no physical restrictions before or after the laser. It takes 30 seconds to 1 minute to do, and is painless.
- The day after surgery, it is fine to bend over, and to wash your hair. After 1 week there are no physical restrictions.
- With regard to driving, wait until Dr. Lane says you may do so (most of the time this is 1 week after surgery).
- Femto laser cataract surgery - a new specialized form of cataract surgery.
- Dr. Lane will examine your eyes and discuss with you whether or not you are a good candidate for this type of laser surgery.
- Your optometrist or family doctor needs to fax a referral to Dr. Lane’s office at (705) 320-8082
- Dr. Lane’s office will then contact your optometrist or family doctor with an appointment date and time
- Yes, if it is for a new problem or more then 1 year has passed since your last visit
- No, if you see Dr. Lane for an ongoing problem (i.e. glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, …...)
- Filling out forms, writing letters
- IOL Master (new more accurate test for implant power measurement)
- Go to your nearest emergency dept.
- There is an ophthalmologist on call 24hrs a day every day
- No, you would see your optometrist for these services
- For a G class license (driving a car) in Ontario, one must see 20/50 or better with both eyes open, and have a horizontal visual field of at least 120 degrees with both eyes open
- Yes, provided you meet the above standard
- If your vision problem is corrected (i.e. cataract surgery), your optometrist would then check you for new glasses and send a form to the Ministry (this service is not covered by OHIP)
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