All of our Ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery for our patients. We provide "no stitch" cataract surgery using topical anesthesia "no needle" "no eye patch" in our state of the art Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Except for unusual situations, a cataract operation is indicated only when you cannot function satisfactorily due to decreased vision caused by the cataract. After your doctor has told you that you have a cataract, you and your doctor are the only ones who can determine if or when you should have a cataract operation, based upon your own visual needs and medical considerations.
You may decide not to have a cataract operation at this time. If you decide to have an operation, the surgeon will replace your natural lens with an intraocular lens implant (IOL) in order to restore your vision. This is an artificial lens, usually made of silicone or acrylic material, surgically and permanently placed inside the eye. Eyeglasses may be required in addition to the IOL for best vision.
The goal of cataract surgery is to correct the decreased vision that was caused by the cataract. Cataract surgery will not correct other causes of decreased vision, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or age-related macular degeneration. Cataract surgery is usually quite comfortable. Mild discomfort for the first 24 hours is typical, but severe pain would be extremely unusual and should be reported immediately to the surgeon.
For more information on cataracts or cataract surgery, please contact our office or schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained Ophthalmologists.