Frequently Asked Questions
Is lens replacement right for me?
If you are over 50, struggling with cloudy vision due to cataracts or feel like your readers don’t reflect your youthful lifestyle, you may be a great candidate for lens replacement.
Can cataracts be prevented?
Most cataracts occur with age. However, a good, balanced diet, protection from the sun, and restraint from smoking can delay the development of cataracts.
What are the risks to lens replacement surgery
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. These may include infection, retinal detachment, an increase in eye pressure, reactions to medications, and vision changes. Our doctors will discuss all risks and benefits with you before your surgery.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects include redness, scratchiness, and light sensitivity. You may also experience glare, halos around lights, and blurred vision. These side effects may make it more difficult to see while driving at night or working in low light for a period of time, however they generally resolve over time.
How long does the procedure take?
Cataract surgery is generally a simple, outpatient procedure requiring only a few hours of your time. Patients should plan on being at the surgery center for about 2-3 hours.
Where will my surgery be performed?
Your lens replacement procedure will be performed by one of our surgeons in an outpatient surgery center or hospital facility.
What can I expect after my surgery?
Everyone heals differently, but most patients can return to their normal activities the very next day. Eye drops will be prescribed to prevent infection and help your eye to heal.
Will I need to wear glasses after my cataract surgery?
During traditional cataract surgery a single focus lens is implanted. Often times this gives patients good distance vision but still requires them to wear reading glasses for near vision. However, we offer our patient the option for a multifocal or accommodating lens implant that may allow them good vision at any distance, near through far.