Dr. Shingleton's cataract surgery technique uses a tiny, sophisticated "phacoemulsification" instrument to dissolve the hazy cataract lens within the eye and replace it with a clear, artificial lens. This technique is called 'small incision phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation'." A typical procedure is performed as follows:
Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and often takes less than 10 minutes. Family members may watch the surgery via television monitors in the waiting area. Dr. Shingleton's technique results in a rapid recovery allowing many patients to return to near-normal activity soon after surgery.