Let Us Make Your Cataract Surgery Decision Easier
A cataract is a clouding on the lenses in eyes that decreases vision. It develops slowly in one or both eyes of a patient. Symptoms are faded colors, blurred vision, or loss of night vision.
The cataract surgery removes this clouded lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. Before going for a cataract eye surgery in OKC follow this article to make your decision easier.
When You Need Surgery
The cataract operation is the world's most often performed operation. The clouded lenses are removed during the surgery to be replaced with artificial lenses for vision restoration. Over years and decades, cataracts gradually develop. Most people see that the change in their eyeglass prescription is sufficient in the first stages for managing blurred vision. Nevertheless, as cataracts grow more, vision starts to deteriorate.
Cataract surgery is only done once the cataract is matured or causes loss of vision. Nowadays, when it causes sudden vision changes like losing color perception and contrast and seeing glare, but not causing loss of vision entirely, you can get cataracts removed in the first stages of development.
Although the removal of a cataract is never too late, cataracts should be removed before they mature, as that reduces the time and duration of surgery. Getting them out sooner means the visual impairment of very mature cataracts is avoided.
If you choose the appropriate time for cataract surgery, the recovery must also be taken into account and some tasks and vigorous activity should be avoided, during the following month post surgery.
Replacement – Lens Type
You will also have to choose a new intraocular lens type before having cataract surgery. Selection of lenses is a very important process because it determines how your vision is perceived after the operation. Your goals and needs will determine the correct lens for your eyes.
Multifocal lenses can be a great option when it comes to freedom from glasses, since they have several focal points which clearly show near and far objects. Sometimes, monovision is chosen for patients, in which one eye gets a replacement lens for near and for the other far vision so that the patient can achieve independence of spectacles over both distances. Today’s toric lenses can correct previous astigmatism that may further optimize the patient's visual outcome.
Who Performs Surgery
Maybe the main decision is who should carry out the cataract surgery. When selecting the right cataract surgeon, there’s a lot to consider, so it might feel cumbersome.
Qualification of a Surgeon – You should verify if your doctor is board certified or whether he/she has certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Knowing this you can decide on the best cataract surgeon in OKC.
Skill Level – Has the doctor performed many cataract operations; what is the rate of success? Their level of skills is also shown by their extent of training and field research. For instance, some surgeons teach advanced surgery techniques to young surgeons.
Surgery Cost - Usually, surgery cost comes down to the experience and technology available from the surgeon. There are also costs for different lenses and higher prices for premium lenses.
Where to Perform
We perform cataract eye surgery in OKC at our clinic. You can come to us for a consultation to do it on time to restore your vision.
Disclaimer: The above post should not substitute medical advice nor does it create a patient-doctor relationship.