Cataracts are a common and treatable eye condition that occurs when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy. The result is distorted, fuzzy or hazy vision. As the cataract progresses bright colors become dim and daily tasks such as driving and reading become more difficult to perform. Cataracts cause a gradual decrease in the vision and ultimately restrict the quality of life. The goal of cataract surgery is to regain vision clarity and restore independence.
Did you know…
that protecting your eyes from ultraviolet light rays by wearing sunglasses is a great way to slow the development of cataracts? Even wearing eyeglasses with an anti-UV coating provides much needed protection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for cataract surgery?
If you are experiencing blurry vision, double vision, sensitivity to glare or seeing bright colors as washed out, you might be a candidate for surgery. After a comprehensive eye exam the doctor will determine if your visual limitations are due to cataracts.
How much time can I expect to spend in the office for the cataract evaluation?
Allow at least 2 hours for the appointment. During this time several readings will be taken from your eyes to determine the implant power to be used at the time of surgery. The surgeon will meet with you, examine your eyes and discuss the findings from the dilated exam. The surgical counselor will answer any questions you have regarding surgery dates and lens costs.
What should I expect during cataract surgery?
During cataract surgery your cloudy lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens. The implanted lens is unique to your eye and during your cataract evaluation the doctor will discuss the various lens options best suited for you.