Memphis Cataract Surgery
Since the days of your parents and grandparents, cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological advances. Today it is safer, more precise and can open your vision up to a world full of new possibilities. With all the exciting options, it’s critical on selecting a surgeon with the highest reputation and skill. At Eye Specialty Group, we are committed to providing the latest in cataract surgery technology along with a team of dedicated, Ivy League educated, surgeons to be there with you every step of the way. With over 50 years of experience and having performed thousands of cataract procedures, Eye Specialty Group is a recognized leader in cataract surgery In Memphis.
What Causes Cataracts?
For most people, cataracts are the natural result of aging. A cataract is caused by a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that normally helps focus light onto the retina. When the lens becomes cloudy, the light is blocked and scattered, and therefore the image that we see becomes blurred, impacting possible night driving and everyday activities. Deciding on the right time for cataract surgery is an important one. There are several factors to consider.
What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
- Blurry, clouded or faded vision
- Your glasses prescription is changing often or no longer works
- Colors appear dull or washed out
- Difficult reading in low light
- Poor night vision
- Halos around lights or glare
- Sensitivity to sunlight or bright lights
If you feel like your vision is affecting your everyday life, or you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be time for cataract surgery. Call Eye Specialty Group today at (901) 685-2200 or click here to schedule an exam.
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.