What is a cataract?
Cataracts are incredibly common and is a condition that affects nearly half of all Americans by the age of 65. The good news is that you don’t have to live with cataracts.
Surgery is recommended if your cataract(s) is/are interfering with your normal routine or daily activities. Intraocular lenses are a permanent replacement for the old lenses and eliminate the chance of future cataracts forming.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with cataracts.
Is surgery right for me?
- Do you see glares, starbursts, or halos at night?
- Are you having difficulty driving or recognizing faces?
- Are colors not as sharp or vivid as you once remember?
Cataract Surgery DOCTORS
Frequently Asked Questions
After making a very small incision outside your field of vision, your eye surgeon will insert a tiny probe and use ultrasound to break up the clouded natural lens. With suction, the pieces are easily removed, and through the same incision, the IOL is inserted and positioned correctly. You may have a protective shield to wear during sleep for about a week, and your eye surgeon will prescribe eye drops to be used several times each day for several weeks. For best results, it is very important that you follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions exactly.
Patients having their cataracts removed are asked to wear a patch for approximately 6 hours post-operation and a plastic shield to bed, the first night only, to cover and protect the operated eye. You will be asked to use eye drops after surgery.
By following these recommendations and your doctor’s instructions after cataract surgery, you will soon return to activities that might have been previously limited or halted due to previous poor eyesight. If you or someone you know is considering cataract surgery, Inland Eye Specialists surgeons are ready to help. To schedule an appointment, please contact us by filling out the online form or by giving us a call.
- Eye injury
- Existing eye disease
- Use of certain medications
- Other health problems (e.g. diabetes)
- Individuals with diabetes
- Individuals who participate in steroid use
- Individuals who have experienced trauma to the eye
However, the best way to determine if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms as the result of a cataract is to come in for an examination.
- Blurred Vision
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision in one eye
- Poor night vision
- Color distortion
What's It Like To Have Cataract Surgery
Schedule A Consultation
At a time that’s convenient for you, an Inland eye doctor will meet with you to discuss the changes in your vision and help you understand available options. The consultation and diagnostic testing do not obligate you to any future service, they simply help us determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery. You will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure at this appointment.
Arrive For Cataract Surgery
After being greeted by the staff, you are met by the doctor who will be performing your surgery.
Travel Home For Recovery
After surgery, you must have a friend or family member provide your transportation home. You will experience improved vision right away, but we recommend not reading, driving, or using a computer for the rest of the day.
Come Back For A Post-Op Checkup
It is important that you meet with your Inland eye doctor after your surgery. We will confirm that your eyes are healthy and clear you for normal activity.