Cataract Surgery: The Path to Clearer Vision
By the age of 65, almost 90 percent of Americans will have developed at least one cataract. Because this eye condition is so common, nearly four million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, having a cataract removed doesn’t need to be a source of concern — it’s actually one of the safest eye surgeries.
While waiting to have cataract surgery won’t harm your eyes, most doctors will recommend surgery once your cataracts start affecting your quality of life. If you’re finding it difficult to see at night, or if reading books or watching television has become a challenge, you may want to consider talking to your doctor about whether cataract surgery is right for you.
We know that impaired vision can be frustrating and stressful. At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, our team of experienced eye care professionals is dedicated to helping you understand and feel comfortable with your treatment options — and, ultimately, helping you see clearly.
What Does Cataract Surgery Entail?
Once you decide that receiving cataract surgery is your next step toward clearer vision, you will probably be interested in learning more about what the procedure actually entails. A typical cataract surgery involves a few simple steps:
- First, a surgeon numbs your eye and the surrounding area with a local anesthetic.
- Next, they make a small incision in the front of your eye, which allows them to easily remove the lens that is clouded by a cataract.
- They then replace the old lens with a new artificial lens (called an intraocular lens) made from acrylic, plastic, or silicone.
- As your eye heals, it fuses with the new lens, and your vision begins to become clearer.
These days, many cataract procedures make use of laser and ultrasonic technologies, which enable surgeons to be even more precise and gentle when removing clouded lenses.
The entire procedure takes less than 20 minutes, and because the incision is so small, it seldom requires stitches or sutures. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, and in many cases, patients are on their way home within two hours of arriving.
At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers or Texas, our expert team of surgeons use a LenSx Cataract Laser to provide you with the most advanced technology for your cataract surgery. This computer-assisted laser allows our surgeons to make very precise, customized incisions without the use of a blade. Once the cataract is removed, Intraoperative Aberrometry is used to improve the precision of your visual outcome. We proudly offer this type of advanced technology to provide the highest-quality, customizable treatment possible to our patients.
A Team of Experts.
The doctors at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers are among the most experienced in the DFW metroplex, having performed thousands of procedures for satisfied patients using the most advanced technology.
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