The Benefits of Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, and once they’ve begun to develop, they can’t be reversed. Fortunately, cataract surgery has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past century, and is now one of the safest and most common surgeries performed in the United States.
Because of how gradually cataracts develop, a person may not realize they have a cataract until it has become quite advanced. Some eye care professionals suggest holding off on surgery when cataracts are still in their early stages, as updating your eyeglass or contact lens prescription can sometimes be enough to keep your eyesight relatively sharp. However, most people now want to have their cataracts removed as soon as possible, so they can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle without the interference of blurry or cloudy vision.
The Right Time
While cataract surgery only becomes a necessity when vision loss starts to interfere with daily activities like driving or watching television, many people elect to undergo the procedure once their cataracts affect their ability to see vibrant colors. The good news is that cataracts won’t harm your eyes if you wait to have surgery, though you should still regularly see an eye care professional to ensure that your eyes are otherwise healthy.
View the video below to hear real cataract surgery patients talk about the “right” timing for cataract surgery and their experience with life after cataract surgery:
Talk to Your Eye Doctor About Cataract Surgery
Ultimately, you and your eye doctor are the two people who know your eyes best, so if you’re considering cataract surgery, it’s a good idea to talk to your eye doctor about the benefits and risks of the procedure.
At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, our experienced eye care professionals are ready to help you decide whether cataract surgery is right for you. During the course of your consultation, our team will not only discuss the available treatment options, but also the things that matter to you: your timeline, schedule, and vision goals.
This comprehensive approach lets us work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs, enabling you to get back to living your life as quickly as possible — free of cataracts and seeing clearly once more.
What is vision like after cataract surgery? Watch this video:
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