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Post Cataract Surgery Instructions

April 28, 2015

Cataract Surgery
The development of cataracts as you age can be a frightening thought. The possibility of vision loss alone is enough to scare people! Statistics show that individuals approaching age fifty and beyond are more susceptible to this development. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which can result to total vision loss. Unlike other eye complications, without undergoing surgery, this complication is not curable.

Although the development of cataracts may sound like the end of clear vision, we offer the best surgical options available with a promise to do our best to restore your vision. We also have options available that can make you less dependence on your eyeglasses after the surgery. The surgery procedure involves removal of your eye lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens. The performance of this procedure is on an outpatient basis, and our ophthalmologists are the best you can find in town.

Preparation for Surgery
Prior to the surgery, our ophthalmologists will perform a full health assessment of your eyes. It serves as an opportunity for the eye specialist to detect any risk factors that you may have in undergoing the surgery. A full eye evaluation and risk factor assessment is required before going in for surgery.

We may perform a refraction to determine nearsightedness, farsightedness, or any signs of astigmatism prior to surgery. This will be followed by accurate measurements of your eyes to determine critical factors for cataract surgery including length of your eyes and your corneal curvature.
You will also discuss the options for intraocular lenses that you can choose from. Dependent on whether you want to continue using your eyeglasses after surgery or not, our specialist will guide you to selecting the best IOL for your needs. You should also take this opportunity to review what other medications you use, particularly if you use any blood thinners or Flomax.

Post Surgery Instructions
If you are healthy, your cataract surgery recovery process should be quick. Statistics show that the vast majority of cataract surgery is highly successful. Most of the time, surgery will take approximately a half an hour after which you will need to rest. Other pos-surgical instructions include:-

•Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities
•Do not drive for a few days after surgery
•Avoid bending below the waist
•Try to avoid heavy coughing or sneezing
•Avoid eye rubbing
•Minimize exposure to eye irritants such as excessive wind, grime, or dust
•Avoid swimming and getting water in the eye

With the above instructions, your recovery should be smooth and without problem.

If you are suffering from cloudy vision, contact our experts today!

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