2 Ways Your Life Will Change After Cataract Surgery

2 Ways Your Life Will Change After Cataract Surgery

July 25th, 2018

2 Ways Your Life Will Change After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts cause vision to become distorted, clouded, and even tinted yellow. This can make doing the things that you love to do difficult and far less enjoyable. Thankfully, cataract surgery has come a long way since its inception. Leaps and bounds have been made in developing new methods and technology, and with doctors as skilled as the ones at the Laser Eye Center in Providence, RI, cataract surgery has quickly become one of the world’s safest procedures to undergo.

Cataract Surgery

The aim of cataract surgery is not to remove the cataract itself, but to replace the entire lens of the eye. This is because cataracts are a build-up of proteins that clump together on the surface of the lens. It would be far too difficult to simply scrape away this material, so instead, the natural lens is removed and a synthetic IOL (intraocular lens) is put in its place. When the lens is replaced with an IOL, vision that was impacted by cataracts is improved.

The entire surgery takes only about 10 minutes to get through (not including pre-op preparation or time spent resting after the surgery), although the eyes will need to be done on separate days if you have cataracts in both eyes.

Recovering from cataract surgery is relatively simple. Your vision may be blurry for a while after the surgery. This is just your brain getting used to your IOL and remembering how to see unobstructed. With time, your vision will greatly improve. You may also experience some redness and soreness in your eyes, but this will also gradually fade away. All in all, it should only take about a month to fully heal from the operation, though everyone’s recovery time varies and you may recover sooner or it may take you longer to recuperate.  

The Life-Changing Potential Of Cataract Surgery

Getting your cataracts removed is a big deal, especially after you’ve had to deal with them for a long time. Over time, you become accustomed to poor eyesight, and you either find ways to ignore it, or stop participating in activities that you once loved. Here’s how removing cataracts can change your life!

  1. You will be able to get back to doing the things you love to do. Cataracts can prevent us from doing tasks as important as driving ourselves around to simply watching our favorite television program. After cataract removal surgery, you may be shocked at all of the things that you will be able to do again or complete for the first time!
  2. Your vision could be better than ever before. Synthetic IOLs also have the power to correct refractive errors to a rather impressive degree. That means if you were nearsighted, farsighted, or had astigmatism, you may have reduced your dependence on glasses after the surgery, or be completely free from them!

If you think that you need cataract surgery, the Laser Eye Center can help! To find out if Dr. Danny Lee can help remove your cataracts, schedule an appointment today! You’ll never regret the moment that you got your vision back.