Why You Shouldn’t Fear Cataract Surgery

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If your cataracts have progressed to a point where they interfere with your daily life, it may be time to get them removed. The most effective and permanent way to treat cataracts is through removal via cataract surgery. The procedure is relatively simple and involves breaking up the cataract, removing it, and replacing your lens with an artificial one. Even though the procedure is simple, you may be a little worried— after all, any surgery, even elective surgeries can be a little scary. Cataract surgery is nothing to be afraid of, and here’s why:

It’s Extremely Common

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, if not the most commonly performed surgery. This makes sense when you consider that virtually everyone who lives past seventy-five will develop cataracts at some point in their life. A large number of people get cataracts, so it makes sense that a lot of people need to be treated. Since cataract surgery is the most effective treatment, cataract surgery is an extremely popular procedure. Because it’s so common, most doctors who perform the procedure have performed it hundreds of times. This makes cataract surgery a routine operation and your doctor will know exactly what to do and will be able to perform the procedure safely and effectively.

It’s An Outpatient Procedure

Many elective surgeries involve a hospital stay. This is not the case for cataract surgery— the procedure is performed in one day, and you will go home that same day. The surgery itself doesn’t even last too long, and you won’t be put under anesthesia for it. During cataract surgery, you will be awake, although your doctor may give you a sedative to help you relax. The procedure is quick and painless, and recovery is short. This means that you’ll be able to recover from the comfort of your own home.

It Carries Few Risks

Because of how common cataract surgery is, there aren’t many risks, and most risks are fairly minimal. Chances are, if you’re in good health besides your cataracts and your doctor has evaluated you and recommended surgery, you won’t have any complications.

It Can Significantly Improve Your Quality Of Life

The main reason you should consider cataract surgery is if your cataracts affect your ability to live your daily life. Not being able to see correctly can be debilitating. Cataract surgery gives you back your vision. Any other worries or concerns you have about surgery pale in comparison with the benefits of being able to see again. If you can’t see well and are hampered by cloudy vision and excessive glare, having your cataracts removed is the best option available. There’s no reason to be afraid— get your vision back with cataract surgery!

Want to learn more about cataracts? Think you might have them? Want to learn more about cataract surgery? Contact Berg-Feinfield Vision Correction today to schedule an appointment today and start your vision journey with us!