Cataract surgery is an advanced procedure designed to improve your ability to see without bifocals and/or reading glasses.
Please answer the following questions about yourself:
- Do you feel and look younger than your real age?
- Do you squint to read?
- Do you exercise and take care of yourself?
- Do you give away that you’re over 50 when you put on readers/bifocals?
- Does that bother you and make you mad at times?
- Do you feel like your body is getting older & you want to do something about it?
- Do you feel like your body is “slowly falling apart?”
If you answered “yes” to at least 2 of the above questions, you just might be a candidate for Cataract surgery.
The problem many women and men over 50 have is that their biological lens is no longer properly functioning – this occurs due to the natural aging process. That may be the reason you developed the need for readers/bifocals.
It likely wasn’t always this way. Think how things were 10 or 20 years ago. Life was probably good back then for your eyes. Readers/bifocals are now required to make up for the imperfections that have occurred in your biological lens.
Your biological lens is also the likely reason your glasses prescription keeps getting stronger and stronger over the years.
Aging doesn’t seem fair, that’s for sure. But you can possibly do something about your aging eyes.
Cataract surgery is the process of adding an internal lens implant to the eye designed to correct reading vision (and distance vision too if that needs to be fixed as well). It is performed with the goal of improving your natural vision towards the way you used to have…when you didn’t need those darn reading glasses or bifocals – results though may vary patient to patient.
Patients who have Cataract surgery typically cannot develop standard cataracts in the future since the biological lens has been replaced with a lens implant.
If you were driving with a warped windshield, you would probably fix it. Since people now know there is a possible solution for an imperfect biological lens, many are having it addressed too with advanced lens implants.
Cataract surgery uses tiny implants to for the biological deficiencies of the body. When you don’t need to pull out your glasses to read, you often look younger. PLUS you also have a significant life improvement.
Imagine how your life would be if you had Cataract surgery done 5 years ago?
You might be able to enjoy the freedom in vision for many, many years to come – pending your individual results. An added benefit is that it can prevent cataracts from developing in the future since the biological lens (the source of cataracts) is replaced with an implant lens – the same process used in cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery generally takes about 10 minutes or so per eye. Dr. Brian uses numbing drops so there’s typically no pain, but there can be a slight scatchy sensation, or “sand in the eye” feeling afterwards. Potential risks include inflammation, infection, and bleeding, among others. That is the reason Dr. Brian and every staff member here are highly “detail-oriented” in every step of the process for every patient. Usually you won’t feel the lens implants in the same way you don’t feel a dental filling for a cavity – it’s there, but you’ll typically not know it’s there.
Afterwards, there’s usually no maintenance required at all. You can resume 100% of your normal daily activities within a few days to 2 weeks – even swimming, tennis, or sky diving if that’s what you’re in to. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably find yourself wanting to do more activities after the procedure.
The cost for Cataract surgery is surprisingly affordable for most people. Financing is also quite a popular and widely used option for patients. Some insurances will even cover a portion of the procedure as well. In cases where a cataract has developed, a portion of the procedure may be covered by insurance.
|ADVANTAGES||POTENTIAL BENEFIT to PATIENT|
|Usually no-stitches||Back to your routine in 1 day normally|
|Micro-opening||Reduces risk of astigmatism|
|“multifocal lens implants”|
Internal location of multifocal implants =
reduced or eliminated need for External readers/bifocals
Because the lens technology is very advanced, many people are being more proactive and routinely treat early cataracts with Cataract surgery.
The reason for Cataract surgery is not to remove a clouded lens (cataract), but to replace the lens to improve distance and near vision.
Learn about the Cataract surgery procedure: