Cataract Surgery in Delray Beach, FL

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What Is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery, referred to as phacoemulsification, is among the most commonly performed treatments across the globe. As a safe and effective procedure, cataract surgery involves the process of removing a clouded lens in the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The board-certified ophthalmologists at Rothchild Eye Institute are experts in both traditional and laser cataract surgery to help patients enjoy clearer, sharper vision. While both methods are considered safe and highly effective, traditional cataract operations are performed with manually operated surgical implements, whereas laser cataract surgery is performed using state-of-the-art laser technology. Schedule an exam with us in Delray Beach, FL to learn more about your cataract removal options.

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Recognizing cataract symptoms early and consulting with a healthcare professional can help manage cataract progression and restore the quality of your vision. The symptoms of cataracts are varied and can include:

  • Blurred, cloudy, or dim vision
  • Increasing difficulty with vision at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Seeing "halos" around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in a single eye

What are the benefits of cataract surgery?

You may be looking for a solution when constantly dealing with cloudy vision, light sensitivity, or double vision that's negatively impacting your life. Cataract surgery can help in many ways and can be a viable solution for many patients. A few of the benefits of this surgery include:

Simple recovery: After the surgery, you should be able to resume regular activity after one to three days.

Quick procedure time: On the day of your appointment, it is common that cataract surgery only takes around 10 to 20 minutes to complete.

Improved vision: You'll see a reduction in the vision changes that caused you to make an appointment. Blurry, double, and cloudy vision should all be improved after surgery.

Better quality of life: After cataract surgery, you'll see an improvement in your life. You'll be able to do physical and outdoor activities without worry and feel confident in your day-to-day routine.

Schedule a consultation for cataract surgery in Delray Beach, FL if you believe you could benefit from this procedure. We're happy to create a treatment plan that improves your vision and life. Please call us today to get started.

Who Can Have Cataract Surgery?

Those who qualify for cataract surgery typically have cataracts in one or both eyes and are generally in good ocular and general health. Before determining if your eye(s) would benefit from cataract treatment, we'll perform a thorough consultation. During this appointment, we'll review your medical history, the risks and benefits of the surgery, as well as possible artificial lenses. It's our goal to ensure you get the care you need so you can once again see clearly.

How Is Cataract Surgery Performed?

At Rothchild Eye Institute, our skilled eye surgeons provide cataract surgery as an outpatient procedure that usually takes around ten minutes per eye. Numbing medication is administered in the eye prior to starting the surgery to ensure patient comfort. When it is time to begin, our team will place a device around the eye to prevent blinking and will make a 3mm incision at the outside boundary of the corneal tissue. An instrument will then be inserted into the area to break up the clouded lens with ultrasonic waves so it can be easily removed. An artificial premium IOL will then be inserted into the eye through the same channel and sutures may be placed. The incision is extremely small and usually heals relatively quickly. Post-treatment instructions will then be provided by a member of our clinical team.

What Should I Expect After Cataract Surgery?

After the surgery is complete, every patient is guided through thorough post-surgery instructions that will aid in the smoothest healing and outcomes. These directions generally include issues like timing and dosage of any necessary eye drops, whether an eye bandage will be required, tips on sleeping without disturbing the eyes, and not participating in certain strenuous exercises. Your ophthalmologist will complete a final quick eye exam before releasing the patient to recuperate at home. It is routine for patients to experience a degree of blurry vision for a couple of hours during their recovery from cataract surgery, but this is basically an adjustment process while the eyes, the optic nerve, and the brain begin working with the artificial lens. Frequently, men and women who receive cataract surgery notice bloodshot eyes plus a little bruising that is similar to a black eye for 5 – 7 days after the surgery.

Men and women who see us for cataract surgery will be expected to return to Rothchild Eye Institute within one day of their procedure for their initial follow-up assessment and for scheduling later follow-ups, determined by each patient’s recovery progress.

Cataract Surgery FAQ

Is cataract surgery painful?
Cataract surgery is generally considered painless due to the use of a numbing solution applied to the eyes that prevent the patient from feeling any discomfort. The eyes will continue to feel numb for several hours after the surgery, at which point, there may be some mild discomfort.

Will I still need to wear glasses or contacts after cataract surgery?
Everybody is different. Some individuals may find they still need to wear their glasses or contacts for certain activities after the procedure, while others may find that cataract surgery minimized their need to wear glasses or contacts.

How long will it take for my vision to stabilize after cataract surgery?
While this can vary from one patient to another, most of our patients find that their eyesight has stabilized about 1 – 3 months after the surgery. We'll schedule a follow-up appointment with you during this time in order to ensure your eyes have healed properly and to provide you with a new prescription for your glasses.

Optimize Your Vision With Cataract Care

Our mission at Rothchild Eye Institute is to optimize your eyesight and general eye health. Whether you have cataracts or other conditions impacting your vision, our expert ophthalmologists are ready to help improve your vision and your quality of life. If you have a clouded lens or vision problems associated with clouded lenses, please call our Delray Beach, FL practice to arrange a consultation with an experienced cataract surgeon. We are pleased to accept Medicare, a variety of insurance plans, and CareCredit® financing plans.

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