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What to Expect from Cataract Eye Surgery – Before and After

Why do I need Cataract Eye Surgery?
If your eye doctor is telling you that you need eye surgery for Cataracts, chances are good that you have already experienced some of its telltale signs. Perhaps your vision is cloudy or blurry, or you’ve been experiencing difficulty with glare. Whatever your personal symptoms have been, cataract surgery performed by a highly regarded eye surgeon can provide better, clearer vision by replacing the cloudy natural lens of your eye with an artificial one.

Pre Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataract surgery is generally considered to be one of the safest and most effective types of surgery. Once you have been diagnosed and your doctor has offered the procedure as an option, you need to decide if undergoing the surgery is right for you. Following this, your doctor must measure your eye to ensure proper fit of the new clear lens. During this routine surgery, the clouded natural lens is removed and the artificial intraocular lens is inserted into your eye.

What are your lens options with Cataract Surgery
At the Turner Eye Institute, Dr. Chirag Patel performs cataract surgery using the latest technology in lens implants and surgical options. He offers lenses to correct all distances (Distance, Intermediate and Near) as well as lenses to correct your astigmatism. You can now be truly free of glasses after cataract surgery. One of the latest developments is the use of a Femtosecond laser to remove your cataract and correct astigmatism.

Post Cataract Eye Surgery
As with any types of eye surgery it is normal to feel some mild irritation. Cataract surgery is no different. You may also experience mild tearing and light sensitivity for a short time following the eye surgery. Most people wear sunglasses after this type of surgery to prevent bright light from entering the sensitive eye. Eye drops are generally prescribed as well to aid the healing process and prevent infection and inflammation. With today’s minimally invasive techniques performed by Dr. Chirag Patel, most patients are able to resume their normal activities within a couple of days following surgery.

For more information on Cataract & Other Types of Eye Surgery
If your question isn’t answered here, we encourage you to contact us today! Turner Eye Institute is the premier provider of Cataract Eye Surgery to the Bay Area, including San Leandro, Concord, San Jose & Oakland. Call us today to schedule a consultation!