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Cataracts are very common, especially as you age. A cataract is the lens in your eye that becomes cloudy causing symptoms, which include blurred vision, reduced night vision with glare and/or haloes from lights, and needing more light to read.

If you experience any of these symptoms, cataracts may be to blame. Cataract surgery will treat the condition, restoring sight that has gradually deteriorated over time.

Quincy Medical Group (QMG) Ophthalmologist Dr. Abram Geisendorfer is one of five board-certified physicians at QMG Eye & Vision Institute who perform eye surgery. Since 2016, QMG has offered Dropless Cataract Surgery, transforming cataract surgery for area patients.

Before Dropless Cataract Surgery, traditional cataract surgery would require patients to adhere to an eye drop schedule that includes several types of drops used for three to four weeks. With Dropless Cataract Surgery, a sterile, compounded formulation of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication is painlessly deposited in the back of the eye (the vitreous). The time-released delivery of the drugs helps prevent infection and inflammation during the recovery period.

Dr. Geisendorfer said the procedure offers many benefits to patients, the biggest being with postoperative care.

“Postoperative care is much easier as it eliminates the burden of using eye drops throughout the day,” he explained. “Sometimes it can be difficult to administer eye drops, especially for people with arthritis or other conditions.”

Most importantly, Dr. Geisendorfer said Dropless Cataract Surgery enhances the patient’s overall experience.

“Offering Dropless Cataract Surgery locally helps us reach the ultimate goal for our patients — better vision without complications and a positive patient experience,” he shared.

QMG Eye & Vision Institute offers the most up-to-date technology and lenses available to patients. For more information, visit qmgeyes.com or call (217) 222-EYES.