Cataracts can cause blurry vision and make tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Lavenburg Medical Group in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, we provide cataract surgery to reduce any uncomfortable symptoms and help you see more clearly. Before visiting us, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about this procedure!
When to Consider Cataract Surgery
When is the right time for this type of procedure? You might consider surgery if cataracts have become severe enough to affect your vision. For example, if you’re unable to drive or do other tasks due to cloudiness, retinal surgery might help improve your vision. Meeting with our ophthalmologist can help you determine if this procedure would be beneficial for your eye health.
How Cataract Surgery Is Performed
Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens from your eye and replacing it with an artificial one. The surgery is commonly performed when the cataracts have spread across the lens and are interfering with daily activities. During the surgery, your pupils are dilated, topical anesthetic is applied, and a small incision is made in order to reach your lens. We use an ultrasonic device to take out the cloudy lens and replace it with an intraocular lens.
What to Expect After Cataract Surgery
Once you have a new lens placed in your eye, you won’t need cataract surgery again. Cataracts can’t form in this artificial lens. During the recovery process, you should have improved vision within a day. You’ll need to follow our care instructions to ensure that your eye fully and properly heals.
Cataract Surgery Safety
How safe is this procedure? Cataract surgery is considered safe for many people, including those with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes. You might have mild eye irritation or glare as your eye heals, but these are minor side effects. Complications from cataract surgery are rare. As long as you follow our post-operative care instructions, such as limiting physical activities, your eye should heal properly.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are considering cataract surgery, contact Lavenburg Medical Group in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, at (302) 993-0722 today. We are happy to tell you more about the procedure and set you up with an appointment. When you are seeking an ophthalmologist near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!