Laser Cataract – Surgery FAQ

When is the Best Time to Have Cataracts Removed?

People often believe that a cataract must be “ripe” or in a highly advanced stage to be removed. This is untrue. When a doctor sees signs of cataract and you start to experience visual symptoms, you should speak with your doctor about cataract removal so that the cataract doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle.

Laser Cataract Surgery FAQ's - Vision Care SpecialistsWhat Happens if Cataracts go Untreated?

If left untreated, the clouded area in your lens will continue to grow. The speed at which cataracts develop varies, but eventually, your entire lens can become clouded, causing blindness.

How do I Know Which Lens Implant is Right for Me?

You will have options based on the visual experience that best fits your lifestyle. Consult with your Vision Care Specialist doctor to determine which type of intraocular lens (IOL) is best for you.

Will I be Awake During the Surgery?

Yes. The procedure takes minimal time, and a local anesthetic eye drop will keep you from feeling pain. Often Dr. K provides an oral medicine to help you relax.

How Long Will the Surgery Last?

The procedure typically lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, though you may need to allow two to three hours from walk in to walk out.

Can I get Cataracts in Both my Eyes Treated at Once?

Doctors typically recommend a period of two or three weeks between procedures to reduce the risk of infection.


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