Blurred or clouded vision may be a sign that you are developing cataracts, and it’s time for a visit with your ophthalmologist. Our professional cataract doctors can complete a comprehensive eye exam to detect any signs of a cataract and the extent of its presence. With over 35 years of experience and a true dedication to improving your vision, you can count on our team to provide you with the best possible results.
Cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today. It involves creating a microscopic incision through which the cataract is removed and a foldable intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted to replace the clouded lens. This small incision seals itself naturally and allows for comfortable and rapid healing.
Preparing for your Procedure
During your preliminary appointments at Spindel Eye Associates, we will:
- review your medical history
- ask you to get medical clearance from your primary care physician
- take detailed measurements of your eye so proper implant power can be custom ordered
- walk you through the final preparations for the procedure – when to arrive, what to wear, which medications to take, etc.
During these initial appointments, make sure you understand and feel comfortable with the entire surgical process before, during and after. Clear up any questions you have about the time line, side effects or complications.
The entire process usually takes a few hours. You’ll also need to arrange for someone to drive you home afterward.
Cataract surgery costs are often covered by Medicare or private medical insurance, but speak with your doctor if you have any additional concerns.
A Whole New Perspective
The day after cataract surgery, most patients find they can resume many everyday activities such as watching TV, reading, even some light chores. Then, within a week, you’ll likely be ready to take on a new world of enhanced vision – you can drive, go back to work, and much, much more.
After the procedure, colors may seem more vibrant, your vision clearer, more in focus – maybe for the first time in years. Think about how this new outlook will change your life. Restored vision often motivates patients to pick up the tasks and hobbies that their cataracts once prevented them from doing – you might even be inspired to take up some new ones.
Cataract surgery doesn’t just improve your vision – it opens up a whole world of possibilities!