A cataract occurs when the eye’s normally clear lens becomes clouded. Unlike many people think, it is not a film covering the outer part of the eye. Inside the eye, the lens is behind the colored part of the eye (the iris). With clear vision, it helps focus light rays. As we grow older, the lens becomes clouded and results in blurred vision. Sometimes the lens becomes clouded as a side effect of certain medications.
Symptoms of cataracts include:
Once you are in the operating room, your doctor will administer a sedative to ensure you are relaxed. Numbing drops will be placed in your eyes and you will feel no pain during the procedure. The cataract will be removed through a very small incision and your new multifocal lens will be inserted through the incision where the natural lens was taken out. The incision is so small that it generally does not require stitches. Once you are finished with surgery, you should be taken home by a friend or family member to rest for a day. Once you are home, avoid bright light and wear the provided sunglasses. You should notice a difference in your sight almost immediately and you can expect to resume your regular activities the day following your surgery.What Is A Multifocal Lens?
A multifocal lens implant provides superior vision after cataract surgery at near, medium and far distances. Multifocal lens implants correct both your far and near vision after cataract surgery. The majority of patients choose a multifocal lens implant because it enables excellent vision at a variety of distances, whether up close or far away, without dependence on glasses. Patients who choose the multifocal lens implant will most likely find that they can drive, watch television, read or do crafts without the need for glasses.Does Insurance Cover Cataract Surgery?
We aim to make your cataract surgery as inexpensive as possible for all of our patients. For the convenience of our cataract patients, we have a list of insurance companies which have an arrangement with us. Most major insurance providers cover cataract surgery, as it is seen as a medical necessity. There are a number of methods to finance cataract surgery whether your insurance plan covers vision benefits or not.
We offer various payment plans for cataract surgery which can make the operation affordable for practically anyone who decides to go through with laser vision correction. Our easy funding policies permit you to pay through credit with flexible stipulations. Some patients choose to pay for cataract surgery through a personal charge card, which may be your choice if your credit card has lower interest rates.What Are The Risks Of Cataract Surgery?
As with any surgery, there are possible risks and benefits. While there may be less of a necessity to wear eyeglasses, some patients may notice rings around lights at night. These side effects might mean it will be more difficult to drive at night or perform tasks in conditions with low light. While practically all cataract surgery patients experience vast improvements in their vision following cataract surgery, some patients can expect to have better uncorrected vision than others. Therefore, please discuss the possible risks and benefits with your physician.Am I A Candidate For Cataract Surgery?
If you have noticed you have the symptoms of cataracts, our ophthalmologists will perform a thorough examination to diagnose the problem and determine your particular treatment plan. The only way to successfully treat a cataract is through surgical removal and the implantation of a multifocal lens. Following cataract surgery, you can expect a vast improvement in your sight.