The only permanent treatment for cataracts is through surgery. Early symptoms of cataracts may be improved with a new eyeglass prescription, better lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying glasses. When these methods no longer work, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can be truly life-changing, especially for those who have dealt with cataracts and low vision for many years.
If you decide that you are ready for cataract surgery, you will begin with a consultation appointment. One of our expert doctors here at Fogg Remington EyeCare will speak with you about the results you wish to get from cataract surgery, any pre-existing eye conditions you may have, and help you choose which IOL will work best for you.
The cataract surgery itself is fast and painless. You will be given a mild sedative and a topical anesthetic. You will remain awake during the procedure. During the surgery, the doctor will make a series of small incisions in the cornea, either with an instrument or with a laser. A method called “phacoemulsification” is then used to break up the cloudy lens and remove it in small pieces through the incisions. After the cloudy lens has been fully removed, the surgeon will replace it with the IOL (intraocular lens) that was previously decided on. With this new lens, you will be able to see clearly with some added refractive power (if you so choose).
If you have been experiencing symptoms of cataracts or if you are ready to get rid of your cataracts, call Fogg Remington EyeCare today to set up an appointment. Clear, sharp vision makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients!