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Cataract Surgery— What Does it Mean for Me?

Am I a candidate for cataract surgery?

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts during an exam by a doctor and are experiencing related visual symptoms such as blurred vision, increased glare or trouble with night vision, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery. There are several other factors involved that our doctors are able to evaluate. At Vision Health, we provide comprehensive evaluations to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Will I need to wear glasses after cataract surgery?

There are many lens implants available that can eliminate the need for wearing glasses full-time after cataract surgery. Every patient is different, and during your evaluation at Vision Health, we will discuss all of your lens implant options and determine if one is best for you.

What is cataract surgery recovery like?

Most patients experience some blurriness and halos in their vision during the first day after surgery, which gradually improves over time. You will be using several different eye drops to help your eyes heal— usually for one month following your surgery. If it is determined that both of your eyes need cataract surgery, you will be scheduled for one eye at a time with 1-2 weeks in between.

What is the protocol for follow-up care?

You will have several post-operative appointments, usually at one day, one week, and one month following surgery. These appointments allow us to make sure your eyes are healing as they should.

What are the possible complications of cataract surgery?

The most common issues after cataract surgery are problems with glare and mild irritation as the ocular surface heals. If present, these minor issues improve with time. As with any surgical procedure, there are more serious complications that can occur but those are extremely rare. The lens implants placed inside your eyes will last forever and the surgery has an excellent success rate.

If you have any further questions or would like to be evaluated, please contact our office to schedule an appointment so you can meet with one of our doctors.

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