Cataract surgery is a rapidly-evolving procedure, and Eye Consultants of Atlanta offers patients the latest, state-of-the-art techniques, including remarkably precise laser cataract surgery in Atlanta or anywhere. We also offer traditional cataract surgery, an ultrasound-based procedure. Your doctor will help guide you to select the procedure that’s best for you.
Choosing an Expert Cataract Surgeon
Once you have been informed it’s time for cataract surgery, it’s important to choose an eye surgeon with the appropriate skills and equipment for the task. As a group, the cataract surgeons at ECA have performed tens of thousands of cataract surgeries over the last 40 years, and they give the very best of care. Modern cataract surgery offers patients many choices, and you and your eye surgeon will discuss the best options for you, taking into account your vocation, hobbies, and lifestyle. Each patient is given individual attention by our doctors and staff, as we know your eyes and sight are precious.
Cataract Surgery Choices:
Premium Lens Implant Improvements
During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye is removed and replaced with a clear lens implant. Based on your needs and lifestyle, your doctor will discuss what type of lens implant may be best for you.
Q: When are you most likely to have a cataract? A: People start to form cataracts after age 50, as cataracts are mostly age related. There are some cases of cataracts developing earlier in life, but most people develop them after age 60. Early cataracts require no intervention. Surgery is only indicated once the cataract becomes significantly cloudy.
Q: How long will the cataract surgery procedure take? A: Modern cataract surgery is efficient. In general, most patients are at the surgery center 90-120 minutes, including pre- and postoperative time.
Q: Is cataract surgery painful? A: Most people report that there is no pain during or after cataract surgery. Occasionally one experiences a scratchy sensation (like an eyelash in the eye) and mild soreness for about 24 hours after surgery.
Q: What can I do to protect my vision from cataracts? A: Eating a balanced diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, not smoking, and protecting one’s eyes from the sun’s UV rays are some steps that may slow the growth of cataracts.