4 Questions You Should Ask Your Cataract Surgeon

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Cataract Surgeon

August 15th, 2017

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We know what a big decision choosing to have cataract surgery is. Anytime you are thinking about surgery it is normal to feel a fear of the unknown. Fortunately, cataract surgery is an incredibly safe and fast procedure.

We want to make sure that you are as informed as possible going into the surgery. Here are four questions you should ask your cataract surgeon:


  • What is your experience with performing cataract surgery?


Your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body and they are your windows to the outside world. So obviously, you will want a surgeon you can trust to take care of them.

Of course, there is no perfect number of surgeries we can tell you to look for. You should look for someone with an outstanding reputation for performing many cataract surgeries.


  • Do you offer laser cataract surgery?


You will want a cataract surgeon and facility that offers the most current technology in cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery is blade-free, safer than traditional cataract surgery, and your recovery time will be faster.


  • How do I know when I am ready for cataract surgery?


Just because you are diagnosed with cataracts doesn’t necessarily mean you need surgery immediately. There are other methods available to manage your cataracts in the meantime, such as glasses and contact lenses.

And ultimately, the final decision about when to have cataract surgery is yours to make. But your doctor can provide guidance and inform you of the benefits and why they believe you should consider it.


  • What will the surgery be like?


Your doctor can explain to you what will happen the day of the surgery, about how long it will take, and what kind of vision improvement you can expect. They can also explain to you how long your recovery will take and how you can take care of yourself post-surgery.

Living with cataracts can be a challenge but it is more than possible to live a full and enjoyable life with cataracts. For more information on cataract surgery and living with cataracts, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.