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Can Cataract Surgery Fix My Vision?

by Damion Wasylow 3 June 2024 11:32 AM

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When considering cataract surgery, you may wonder if the procedure will truly enhance the quality of your vision, and in turn, the quality of your life. Can a pain-free outpatient surgery really lift the clouds from your eyes and allow you to once again enjoy your favorite activities? In a word…yes!

How Does Cataract Surgery Work?

Cataracts are caused by a permanent and progressive buildup of proteins on the eye lens, which produces cloudiness and discoloration in one’s vision. The only way to correct this is by surgically replacing the damaged lens.

During the cataract surgical procedure, an ophthalmologist passes a probe through a small incision in the eye. The eye surgeon then uses ultrasonic energy to break up the cataract damaged lens into tiny pieces, which are then suctioned out. An artificial lens implant is put into place and the procedure is complete.

While cataract surgery can be successfully performed using traditional methods, laser-assisted cataract surgery is often preferred, as it offers improved precision, a completely pain-free experience and faster recovery.

Will Cataract Surgery Improve My Vision?

Cataract surgery is known to be one of the world’s safest and most effective surgical procedures. It’s performed more than three million times per year in the U.S. with 98% of patients experiencing improved vision.

Replacing the cataract damaged lens with an artificial lens implant almost immediately produces clearer vision. No more sensation of looking through a foggy or dust-caked window. And some lens implants can even help to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. You can even get multifocal lens implants. So, with the right lenses, your vision may be substantially better than even before you developed cataracts.

Best of all, once your natural eye lenses are replaced with artificial lens implants, you can never get cataracts again. Artificial lenses aren’t susceptible to cataracts, meaning you’ll be cataract-free the rest of your life.

Could Cataract Surgery Improve My Life?

Absolutely. The benefits of improved vision following cataract surgery cannot be overstated. You’ll be able to return to enjoying a full range of activities, from reading and watching TV to driving and attending live events. Patients often report improved moods and socializing more frequently with family and friends. You may also experience increased independence and be less prone to falls, accidents and injuries.

Cataract surgery can be truly life-changing. If you’re considering cataract surgery, contact North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care today at 352-373-4300 to talk with one of our talented physicians. Ask questions, weigh your options and decide whether now is the right time for you to enjoy the amazing benefits that cataract surgery can provide.



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