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Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD, a skilled cataract surgeon has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries, which includes over 6,000 multifocal intraocular implants. Cataract surgeries are performed in Dr. Bucci's state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, the Angelina Theresa Bucci Eye Surgery Center, which was established in 2000 in memorial of his wife. The surgery center offers upscale service with the latest technology and a highly skilled ancillary staff.
Modern microsurgical techniques for removing cataracts have evolved and improved dramatically over the past 20 years. During this procedure, the eye's natural lens is removed because it became cloudy as a result of the natural aging process. In the early days, cataract surgery was performed only when a person could no longer see. The cloudy lens was removed in one piece through a large incision that required many stitches. Patients stayed in the hospital for days and after surgery had to wear thick, distorting cataract glasses or deal with cumbersome contact lenses to see well enough to function. Cataracts are generally believed to be an unavoidable part of the aging process. But the good news is cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological advances.
Today, Dr. Bucci can remove the eye's natural lens through a microincision (less than 3 mm), breaking the lens apart with ultrasonic vibrations and gently suctioning it from the eye. The natural lens is replaced by a foldable intraocular lens which is inserted through the microincision. It is then unfolded and placed into permanent position. Because of the design of the incision and its small size, it seals itself and no stitches are required. Patients leave our private surgery center and return home soon after the procedure to relax for the rest of the day. Most patients can return to full activity the next day.
I have one good eye to see near and far, my right eye. It does double duty because my left eye is legally blind. When I had to have my cataracts removed I choose the Multi-Lx Elite "premium cataract surgery" . It was to restore sight as much as possible in my good eye.It has taken awhile for my eye to adjust, but I feel I have reached my goal.
When I had concerns or questions Dr. Bucci answered and addressed my issues and personally refined my post-op treatment. I feel he and his staff were on my side and I'm grateful to him for giving me improved eyesight back.
Henrietta D. - Drums, Pa. (Cataract/Multi-Lx Elite)