The Benefits of Dropless Cataract Surgery

With dropless cataract surgery, a single-use antibiotic and steroid injection is administered at the end of cataract surgery. Dr. Swale is one of the few eye doctors in Illinois who uses this technique. Here are just some of the few demonstrated benefits dropless cataract surgery:

More Convenient

Dropless cataract surgery reduces or eliminates the need for eye drops after cataract surgery. This translates to not having to put drops in your eyes four times a day and freeing up more time.

Less Expensive

Patients do not have to pay out of pocket for dropless like they would for prescription drops. The dropless injection portion of the surgery  is included in our surgery center fees. This translates into a savings of between $150-$300 on prescription eye drops!

Safe and Effective

With dropless there is low risk of infection, retinal swelling, and other complications. Over the past few years, a number of studies have also demonstrated how placing antibiotics and steroid medications inside the eye at the end of cataract surgery is more effective at preventing these vision threatening complications and eliminating patient compliance issues with drops. In a sentence, dropless simplifies the post-operative process for patients, making it less of a hassle to get back to seeing well and enjoying life.

For more information on dropless cataract surgery and all the services available at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson, or to schedule an appointment for a cataract evaluation, please call us at (815) 932-2020.