How does Smoking after Cataract Surgery Affect Visual Outcome? 

In the past 30 years, many advances have been made for those who have undergone cataract surgery. The procedure has been improved to allow for clearer vision and fewer side effects. In some cases, however, smokers experience an increase in the amount of time it takes to heal after surgery. Why Is Smoking Bad after Cataract Surgery? Smoking after cataract surgery can create complications with healing, increase the risk of infection and cause additional side [...]

2022-01-01T22:58:16-06:00January 1st, 2022|Lifestyle, Surgery|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery in One Eye Only (or Both)?

Can You Get Cataracts in Both Eyes? Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Cataract is an age-related condition which afflicts almost everyone as we age. In most cases, cataracts affect both eyes but they may be asymmetrical - more in one eye than the other. Symptomatic cataract can be treated with cataract surgery. This involves removal of the opaque lens and replacing it by artificial lens. It is usually done to [...]

2021-12-31T16:35:03-06:00December 31st, 2021|Treatment|0 Comments

How Long Can Cataract Surgery Be Postponed

For how long can cataract surgery be postponed? The answer is - it depends! There are multiple factors which will help you decide if you can delay the surgery. If your surgeon has diagnosed you with cataract, there is simply one treatment for it and that is surgery. Cataract is not a disease. It happens with aging. Cataract formation is a progressive cloudiness in the eye that happens to almost everyone with advancing age. [...]

2020-01-15T22:11:05-06:00January 15th, 2020|Treatment|0 Comments

What kind of anesthesia is used for cataract surgery?

There are two main purposes of anesthesia for cataract surgery. The first is that the patient should not feel pain. This is the primary reason and is very important from the patients’ perspective. Ophthalmic surgeons call it ‘sensory anesthesia’. The other important aspect of anesthesia in cataract surgery is that the eye should not move during surgery. The eye is supposed to be static so that the surgeon can visualize the tissues better and does [...]

2019-12-15T10:51:49-06:00April 14th, 2017|FAQs, Surgery|0 Comments

Floaters After Cataract Surgery are Mostly Normal

Floaters after cataract surgery are not uncommon and in most of the cases, they don’t pose any threat to your eye or vision. In a small fraction of patients, they may be a sign of a complication of the cataract surgery itself or a pre-existing eye condition which becomes recognizable after surgery. Floaters are usually small moving specks in the vitreous which is a gel-like structure inside the eye. What you actually see is the [...]

2021-04-24T13:33:00-05:00April 2nd, 2017|Surgery, Diseases & Conditions|24 Comments

When Should You Get Operated For Cataract?

It's a question quite often asked by those who have cataracts of various degrees. Such questions arise because of patients' lack of understanding of factors which determine when a cataract should be removed. Such questions also probably arise because of an assumption that there is a set of medical rules which prescribe surgery only in some medical scenarios and not in others. There are also some patients who think that the doctor will decide whether [...]

2016-11-09T13:52:51-06:00December 5th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs, Treatment|1 Comment
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