Do You Need Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a natural part of aging and occur when the lens of the eye begins to become clouded or discolored. As cataracts progress, they begin to make your vision less clear, which can make daily activities difficult. While cataracts are a common part of the aging process, it is still important to be diagnosed and treated to protect your vision and improve your quality of life.


Understand Cataract Surgery

The only way to properly treat cataracts is through cataract surgery. The ophthalmologists at Southwestern Eye Center are known for their excellence in cataract surgery and advanced technology for cataract surgery. It is a quick and easy procedure that often leaves patients wondering why they waited so long in the first place. 


What to Expect

Cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic. The process of the surgery is very quick. Once you are numb, our doctors will create a tiny incision to bread up your cataract and remove it from the eye. They then replace the natural lens with an artificial lens. Advanced technology lenses allow cataracts patients to improve their vision after cataract surgery with specialty lenses perfectly suited for their vision needs.

Stages of Cataract Progression

Cataracts can develop slowly over time. However, even if you are in the early stages of Cataract Development, it is important to monitor the progression to ensure that you and your doctor can make a decision about when it is time for you to get surgery before your cataracts begin to harden and reach a hypermature phase. 










Early Treatment is Key

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, or if you are worried that you may have an undiagnosed cataract in either eye, the best thing to do is consult your eye doctor. It is also important to monitor your vision for significant vision loss or an inability to perform daily tasks like driving. If this occurs, you should come in to see our ophthalmologists and discuss the next steps and your options for potential surgery.


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