Today's Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery, or lens replacement, is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States. During this procedure your natural lens, that has become clouded, is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). Today's cataract surgery is even more advanced and safer than the days of your parents and grandparents. In fact, Cornerstone Eye Associates is on the forefront of technology that offers numerous benefits to our patients.  Patients can expect the best results from our state-of-the-art cataract treatments.

  • Outpatient Procedure
  • No Stitches
  • Safe
  • Lens options for clear vision at all distances

During cataract surgery a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into the eye that breaks up, or emulsifies, the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently vacuums , or aspirates, those pieces out of the eye. Phaco surgery requires a small incision of only 2.8 mm or less. A combination of local anesthesia and IV sedation is used to make the procedure painless.  With the advancement of IOLs, artificial lenses are implanted through the same small incision that is created in the phaco procedure. These IOLs are made of a flexible material, allowing them to be folded for implantation. Once inside the eye, the lens unfolds and returns to its original shape.

We offer Lifestyle Intraocular Lenses including toric implants for astigmatism correction and multifocal (MF) or extended depth of focus lenses (EDOF) for those who want to reduce their dependency on glasses after cataract surgery.


Our cataract experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact our surgical department at 585-328-0153 option 3.

To learn more about our cataract surgery procedure, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Cornerstone Surgery Center Office
135 Canal Landing,
Rochester, NY 14626
Victor Office
6534 Anthony Dr B,

Victor, NY 14564
Brighton Office
160 Sawgrass Dr., Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14620
Irondequoit Office
485 Titus Ave.,

Rochester, NY 14617
Gates Office
2300 Buffalo Rd.,
Bldg. 700
Rochester, NY 14624