Kelly Eye Center: Introducing Dropless Cataract Surgery in Raleigh, NC
At Kelly Eye Center, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our patient experience with cataract surgery. We are proud to announce Dr. Michael Kelly is the first physician to offer dropless cataract surgery in North Carolina.
Dropless cataract surgery is a new method of administering antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines into the eye during cataract surgery. The medication is safely absorbed over the next month. This procedure eliminates pre-operative drops, and in most cases, patients never need additional drops after surgery.
Standard drop therapy involves up to three different drops being administered up to four times a day for up to five weeks. That’s over 300 drops for someone having cataract surgery in both eyes!
With our Raleigh dropless cataract surgery, you can greatly reduce or eliminate the hassle and cost of prescription eye drops, and get back to normal activities sooner.
Benefits of Dropless Cataract Surgery
What benefits will you enjoy when choosing dropless cataract surgery in Raleigh as your vision solution? When compared to traditional cataract surgery, studies have shown this new method:
- Eliminates the need for post-operative eye drops about 95% of the time
- Is safe and effective
- Reduces the chance of side effects occurring from eye drops
- Dramatically lowers the cost of eye drops – in fact, patients can save up to $300!
- Simplifies the post-operative regimen
- Diminishes the risk of retinal swelling or infection compared to patients using drops
Michael Kelly, M.D. of Kelly Eye Center is the first surgeon to perform dropless cataract surgery in Raleigh, NC.
Helping Patients See a Clearer Future
Our patients are very excited about dropless cataract surgery. The most common eye drop issues our patients encounter are the high cost, as well as the inconvenience of using them multiple times a day. We expect most patients to choose dropless cataract surgery in the future, and are pleased to offer this innovative procedure in conjunction with Blue Ridge Surgery Center.
Please note that as with all medications, Tri-Moxi may come with side effects, including floaters, blurred vision and increased eye pressure. If you notice redness, pain or discharge in your eye following dropless cataract surgery, please call us immediately.
From our eye center in Raleigh, Kelly Eye Center is proud to offer dropless cataract surgery to patients in Wake Forest, Cary, and Garner, NC.
Caption: On July 1, 2015, Dr. Kelly and the team performed the first Tri-Moxi case at Blue Ridge Surgery Center.
Click here to watch WRAL video on how Dropless Cataracts make surgery more convenient and lest costly.