Laser Cataract Center
Within the North Miami community, we at Your Eye Specialists are your laser cataract center. We have both the knowledge and skill set to not only inform you on what exactly cataracts are but also to clarify what happens during a laser cataract surgery.
What Are Cataracts?
When a patient experiences cataracts, he or she is experiencing the clouding of lenses that happens gradually and slowly. This can eventually lead to an inability to do normal, everyday tasks like driving or sports. It is not an uncommon as men and women get older. Cataracts form in either eye – or both together – and at differing rates. There is no real predictable timetable.
Cataracts diminish the ability of light to pass through the eyeball to the retina due to a clumping of protein in the eye, causing the cloudiness, which comes from aging. Again, we stress this is gradual, and you may not notice it until your vision is markedly blurry.
Advanced Laser & Cataract Center
As your advanced center on cataract education, and laser cataract treatment, we help patients identify cataracts. Some causes include…
- Prior eye injury
- UV rays
- Medicinal side effects
- Tobacco use
- Metabolism imbalances
Knowing that these causes may exist for you, you might consider then looking for the following symptoms:
- Decreased vision over time
- Double or blurry vision
- Bright lights are emitting “halos.”
- Diminished vision in sunlight
- Hard time distinguishing color
- Lacking depth perception
- Difficulty reading
- Changing of your glasses or lenses prescription happening more frequently
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Come to our facility for accurate cataract testing.
Diagnosis of Cataracts & Treatment
Finally, it may be time to diagnosis your cataracts; this can be done with a contrast sensitivity test. This test assesses how much of your eyesight has been negatively affected by cataracts. Should cataracts be diagnosed, you should start to consider treatment right away.
No medical treatment will reverse or prevent cataracts from developing. However, cataract surgery is the solution. This procedure, done at the Y.E.S. Laser Cataract Center in North Miami, is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 15 minutes. This method, called a phacoemulsification, allows the patient to go home the same day.
First, the eye is numbed with anesthetic eye drops. Following that, an incision is made with the laser, and your lens is emulsified into several pieces. The lens is removed from your eye and replaced with an IOL (an intraocular lens). After this is complete, the incision is covered with a self-sealant to ensure no stitches are needed. Again, we stress that the patient will go home within the same day.
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Laser Cataract Surgery Recovery
You should expect your vision to begin improving within days of a successful laser cataract surgery. Your vision may be a bit blurry at first, but this is only because the eye requires time to heal and adjust. Colors may appear to be noticeably brighter following the operation. This is because you are looking through a clear lens instead of a foggy one. Before surgery, the cataract is usually a yellow or brown tint, which often mutes the colors that you see.
Your eye doctor may schedule appointments spaced out one or two days after the surgery, the week after the surgery, and a month later, in order to monitor the healing process. Many patients experience a bit of itching or discomfort as they heal; this is entirely normal, and should dissipate after a few days. It is best to avoid rubbing or pushing on the eye, however, as this can worsen the symptoms and cause damage to the newly-cleared lens.
Cataract Treatment After Surgery
Are you preparing to undergo cataract surgery? It’s important to know what to expect in terms of the post-surgery recovery process. First of all, cataract surgery only takes about 10 minutes to perform – it is a relatively quick and painless procedure. After the surgery is completed, you will feel groggy and your vision will be temporarily impaired; you should definitely appoint someone to be your designated driver and caretaker in the time immediately following your surgery. You will likely be able to resume normal activities a few days after surgery – the recovery period typically goes by fast.
Do you have further questions about cataract treatment after surgery? Contact Your Eye Specialists today at 954-452-9922.
Unsure About Your Eyes?
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms or causes of cataracts, we suggest that it is better to play it safe than sorry. Visit the Advanced Laser Cataract Center at Your Eye Specialists.
Every single day, we allow patients to regain their vision, using laser technology to reverse cataracts within one’s eyes. 954-452-9922
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