What To Expect From A Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is a common and highly effective procedure that helps to restore clear vision for people suffering from cataracts. At Lumina Eye Care, we understand the importance of clear vision and strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. Our experienced eye doctors only use the latest technology to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome.
In this blog, we will discuss what to expect from cataract surgery, including the procedure, recovery, and potential complications.
What Is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removing the clouded natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). The surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
During the procedure, your eye will be numbed with anesthesia, and a small incision will be made in the cornea. The clouded lens will then be broken up and removed using ultrasound energy, and the IOL will be inserted into the eye.
What To Expect During Recovery
After the surgery, you will need to wear an eye patch for a few days to protect your eye and allow it to heal. You may experience some discomfort or mild pain, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
It is essential to avoid rubbing or putting pressure on the eye, as this can increase the risk of complications. You may also need to avoid certain activities, such as driving or heavy lifting, for a short period after the surgery.
It is common to experience some blurriness or haziness in your vision for a few days after the surgery. This should improve as your eye heals, and your vision will gradually become clearer over the next few weeks.
Like any surgery, cataract surgery carries some risks. However, the procedure is generally safe, and serious complications are rare.
One potential complication is an infection, which can be prevented by following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. Another potential complication is a condition called posterior capsule opacification, where the capsule that holds the IOL becomes cloudy. This can be treated with a laser procedure called a capsulotomy.
At Lumina Eye Care, our experienced eye doctors will discuss any potential complications with you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
In conclusion, cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can help to restore clear vision for people suffering from cataracts. At Lumina Eye Care, we offer services such as comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eye exams, contact lens exams, ocular emergencies, and post-op management.
We also offer myopia control services like Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), Myopia Control- MiSight, and Miyosmart. We have patients visiting our eye care clinic from across Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Vaughan, Scarborough, Toronto, and the surrounding areas.