Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)
In all cataract surgeries, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens. Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) uses a much smaller incision than traditional cataract surgery. In the SICS procedure, ultrasound technology is used to gently break the cloudy lens into tiny pieces, which are then removed and replaced with the implant lens. In the SICS procedure, the incision can usually be closed with one stitch, and in many cases the natural pressure inside the eye can keep the incision closed, making stitches unnecessary. SICS speeds up the recovery process and reduces possible complications, and can be performed on an outpatient basis.