It’s already March, which means that lovely warm weather is right around the corner, perfect for spending time with friends and family and making memories. This year seems more normal than the past two years when we had restrictions and were cautious about going out and spending time with our loved ones. Why not make the most of this precious time without restrictions and enjoy making memories by getting cataract eye surgery?
If you have cataracts and your eyesight has been bothering you, you don’t have to live with it. You may be wearing glasses or contacts to help you correct your vision; however, over time, your eyesight is going to get worse. Why not do something about it right now so that you can enjoy your life with clear sight? Speak to your ophthalmologist to learn more about cataracts and discuss your options to have them removed.
Depending on your situation, you may not need to rush into getting cataract surgery just yet. However, being aware of it is important to help you make the right decision for yourself. Poor eyesight caused by cataracts happens slowly over time. Most people have better vision after getting the surgery.
What is cataract surgery?
The cataract surgery procedure involves removing your natural lens that has cloudy areas and replacing it with a new artificial lens to help you see more clearly. Your natural lens with cloudy areas can prevent light from focusing onto the back of your eye. When light does not reach the back of the eye, people experience problems with their vision.
There are different types of cataract surgeries people can go through, we can discuss which one would be best for you during your consultation. Here is a list of what they are:
- Phacoemulsification: A small incision is made in your eye. A special ultrasound tool is used to break your cloudy lens apart, and the broken lens is removed in small pieces. It is then replaced with an artificial one. Because the incision is so small, most people do not need stitches.
- Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE): This surgery involves making a larger incision to remove the natural lens in one piece. It is then replaced with an artificial one and then stitched back up.
- Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS): This procedure uses laser technology to replace the natural lens with an artificial one.
There are various ways to treat cataracts so that you can continue to enjoy your life with clear vision. Get the procedure done before the warm weather kicks in so you can enjoy spending time with your loved ones even more!