Cataracts are a very common medical condition, with over 3 million cases occurring in the United States each year. This condition is when the lens of the eye becomes increasingly opaque, resulting in distorted vision such as nearsightedness, but what cataract options do you have?
When is Cataract Surgery Necessary?
Having a cataract does not necessarily mean it needs to be removed. Cataracts can exist without interfering with an individual’s daily life and activities. In cases such as this, you should not undergo surgery simply because a cataract is present.
On the other hand, if the cataract is causing blurred vision which hinders one’s ability to read, or causes someone to experience unnecessary glare, then surgery is needed. Without undergoing surgery the individual is risking their lives participating in activities such as driving due to the distorted vision. Due to this it is important that you contact an eye care specialist if you start to notice blurred vision and glare.
Recovery time after cataract surgery can vary anywhere between one day and up to a whole month. Some have clear vision the next day while others it may take several days. For the first week after surgery, patients generally must keep their eye covered at all times, or wear eye protection to avoid rubbing. Medicine exists to reduce infection and control inflammation.
It is important that eye care specialists notify their patients that it is them who must make the decision to undergo cataract surgery on their own. It is the eye care specialist’s responsibility to educate their patients about all of the factors included in cataract surgery so that they are able to make a well-informed decision.
You have control over your vision! Corrective Eve Center provides you with the tools to make an informed decision about your options.
Monofocal, multifocal and and astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses are available from AcrySof IQ, and Bausch & Lomb has developed intraocular lenses which may also suit your needs. The Cleveland eye doctors and staff at Corrective Eye will help walk you through the decision-making process, clearing up the confusion on your way to cataract-free, clear vision.
Call and schedule an appointment today to identify if you may have a cataract.
Contact Corrective Eye Center at (216) 574-8900 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors in one of 4 Cleveland area locations or fill out our request an appointment form for more cataract options.