Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness but they can be treated through surgery. The procedure involves a small corneal incision where a surgeon removes the damaged lens and puts a prescription intraocular lens in its place.
Here’s what you need to know about this cataract surgery from your local orthokeratology provider, Eye and Vision Care.
Cataract surgery only takes around 15 minutes and it’s one of the most performed procedures in the world. Most of the time, local anesthesia is used, which helps speed up recovery time.
This treatment option has a success rate of 98%. The high success rate can be linked to the use of modern technology such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) to create a three-dimensional map of the eye. The laser can make an incision from an OCT map with the exact measurements, location and depth.
In some cases, cataract surgery is done with other procedures, such as glaucoma. The IOLs can be customized to your vision needs. Get in touch with your local eye specialist, Eye and Vision Care if you’re considering cataract surgery. Through a comprehensive eye exam, we can help diagnose your condition and refer you to an ophthalmologist if surgery is necessary. You can also count on us for your vision correction needs. We offer eyeglasses with high-quality frames for different eye conditions .
Early Cataract Surgery
The advent of social media and the internet allowed more patients to have access to information about cataract surgery. This encouraged many to undergo early cataract surgery. The surgery doesn’t just treat cataracts, it can also address high myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
A 2017 study discovered undergoing the surgery can make you live longer. This is attributed to the fact the good vision decreases the risk of accidents. Those with cataracts are 2.5-times more likely to get into road accidents.
Cataract surgery significantly improves a patient’s quality of life. Some give up driving and avoid social situations and certain activities because they’re afraid of falling. There’s evidence showing that age-related health issues can be improved due to cataract surgery, mainly because of an enhanced emotional condition and active social life.
Immediately contact your local eye doctor, Eye and Vision Care, if you’re experiencing discomfort or changes in your vision. Early treatment can prevent some of the leading causes of blindness. We offer high-quality eyeglass frames, LASIK surgery and orthokeratology. Visit our Contact Us page to schedule an appointment. We help patients in Haymarket, South Riding and Fairfax, VA.