Q: Â When should I have cataract surgery? At what age should I consider the surgery?
A: Â When your vision starts to interfere with your daily activities or is less than the Department of MotorÂ Vehicles limits for driving. Each situation is unique and should be evaluated individually. We have done cataract surgery on all agesÂ â€“Â young adults, adults, the middle-aged and the elderly.
Q: Â Will I need glasses after my cataract surgery?
A: Â That depends on the type of lens best suited for your eye as selected for your vision use by your surgeon. Â There are many variables which include your selection of cost level and your current vision issues such as Astigmatism ( a condition where there is a slight oval shape to the eye). Most patients are less dependant on eye glasses after cataract surgery.
Q: Â Will the cataract come back?
A: Â No, it will not come back. The implant is made from a type of material that will not become cloudy as your natural lens did. It should last you the rest of your life as long as you have no injury or disease of the implanted eye.
Q: Â What will my â€śdownâ€ť time be?
A: Â On the day of surgery, it is imperative Â to rest the remainder of the day and to protect your eyes from water or injury for several weeks. It is normal for your eye to be slightly scratchy or irritated as the numbing medication wears off. If you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, or a decrease in our vision please contact us at (239) 542â€“2020. Once your eye doctor releases you (from one week to one month after surgery), you can resume all your normal activities.
Q: Â Can I have both eyes done at the same time?
A: Â We currently recommend the common practice of having one eye done at a time. Your eyes are one of your primary senses so it is not advisable to have both eyes done on the same day. Most of your patients have the second eye done as soon as one week after the first eye.
Q: Â Will I be asleep during surgery?
A: Â In most cases, you will be awake during surgery but will be given medication to help you relax. Â Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will discuss with you whether or not you will be asleep.