Cataract FAQs

When is it time to have cataract surgery?

The time for surgery is when cataracts are causing loss of vision to the extent that it affects your ability to perform activities of daily living in your accustomed manner. With modern advancements in cataract surgery, developing cataracts no longer means having to suffer with blurry vision – restoring your vision has never been easier.

What happens during cataract surgery?

During this outpatient procedure, topical anesthesia will be used, ensuring that you will be relaxed and comfortable as your surgeon removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens (IOL). There are no stitches and recovery is rapid. With the cataract removed and the IOL in place, you’re on your way to enjoying clearer, more youthful vision.

How is laser cataract surgery different than standard cataract surgery?

Laser Cataract Surgery performs several of the most critical steps of the surgical process with an image-guided femtosecond laser. This allows for increased precision with improvement in accuracy. Standard cataract surgery requires all incisions to be performed by hand with a blade.

Will I need to wear glasses after my cataract surgery?

At Eye Specialty Group, we offer a wide selection of lens options to meet your personal vision needs, so that today’s cataract surgery has the potential to not only eliminate your cataracts, but also allow you to see near, far and everything in between…with little to no dependence on glasses or contacts!

Will I need to have this surgery done again?

The results are permanent, offering you a lifetime of good vision. However, some patients may experience a clouding of the tissue surrounding the IOL. Should this occur, a laser may be used in an outpatient procedure to painlessly remove the cloudiness and restore clear vision.