4 Reasons Why Cataract Surgery Isn’t Scary
Cataracts can be a real pain. They’re a very common condition, especially in patients over the age of 40.
Some people are lucky enough to have cataracts that don’t impede their vision. But for some cataracts cause major visual problems or even blindness.
If you have cataracts and you find yourself unable to perform daily tasks because of them, it’s time to get them out. There’s only one treatment option for cataracts, and it’s cataract surgery.
Being told you need any kind of surgery can be a little scary, but cataract surgery is nothing to fear. Here are a few reasons why:
It’s A Safe, Low-Risk Surgery
Any surgery carries some risk, and cataract surgery is no different. As far as surgeries go, cataract surgery is very low-risk. A small percentage of patients will experience complications.
An even smaller percentage experience serious complications. Almost all risks from cataract surgery are avoidable!
This is by caring for your eyes during recovery. You also need to take all prescribed antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops.
It’s A Common Procedure
Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures in the country. This actually isn’t that surprising considering how common cataracts are.
Lots of people get cataracts so lots of people need them treated at some point. But because cataract surgery is so common, the procedure is routine for most surgeons.
Your surgeon will know exactly what they’re doing. This means this is a surgery they’ve performed hundreds or thousands of times.
It’s Quick and Painless
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll be able to go home the same day. Not only that, but the surgery itself will only take about 30 minutes.
You will be awake for the surgery, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any anesthetic. All that’s needed for the surgery are eye drops that numb the surface of the eye.
The surgeon applies the drops, and once the patient blinks, the drops are spread over the eye. This is what numbs the eye during the procedure.
To help the patient relax, most surgeons also will give a mild sedative. This means you won’t feel any pain and you’ll be very relaxed!
It Will Let You See Again
Not only is cataract surgery safe, fast, and painless, but it’s well worth it. Cataract surgery works.
It’s the most effective treatment for cataracts. Cataract surgery works because the entire lens gets removed from the eye. The lens is then replaced by an artificial lens or IOL.
It’s this IOL that allows the patient to see again. If you’ve gotten to the point where cataracts have impeded your vision, it’s time for surgery.
You can even see better than before if you get a premium IOL! There are many IOL options to choose from, so discuss these with your doctor before cataract surgery!
Concerned that you need cataract surgery? Contact Berg Feinfield in South Pasadena, CA to schedule a cataract screening with us! Haven’t you waited long enough to see well again? It’s time to see clearly!