Cataract FAQs

If I have cataracts, is surgery my only option?

Unfortunately, there are currently no other successful treatments for cataracts other than surgery. If you are suffering from uncomfortable and vision-impairing cataracts, but are not ready for surgery, you may find some relief from specially formulated prescription eye drops as a temporary solution.

Is there a cure for cataracts?

No. Once you develop cataracts, they’re there for good, or until you have them removed by a cataract specialist.

How can I minimize the effects of cataracts?

Cataracts can be especially hard on vision in direct sunlight, you may want to wear darkening sunglasses and a sun visor to control glare when outside.

If I have been diagnosed with cataracts, when should I have surgery?

Dr. Berg or Dr. Feinfield will be able to give you an ideal timeline for when surgery may become necessary if it hasn’t already. Again, some cataract cases will never impair vision and do not require surgery. Some patients choose to have surgery at the start of cataract formation as a precaution.

What are the risks associated with cataracts?

Cataract surgery is a routine procedure with very little risk of side effects and a comparatively low risk of infection. Although rare risks may include inflammatory reaction, macular edema, retinal detachment, bleeding, and dislocation of the IOL. Your doctor will discuss all risks prior to the procedure.

Say goodbye to vision-impairing cataracts at Berg·Feinfield Vision Correction. Call or email us today for a consultation with an experienced cataract surgeon.