A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. This is a normal occurrence. People who have cataracts often describe their vision as cloudy, like looking through a frosty or fogged up window. They also often complain about poor night vision, blurry vision, colors that seem faded, problems with glare, etc. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, a cataract will eventually interfere enough with your vision that you want it to be removed.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which affects your vision. Cataracts are usually slow to develop and with time decrease the quality of your vision. Dr. Turner isn’t an eye surgeon and does not perform cataract surgery. However, she has a working relationship with local cataract surgeons and will refer you to the best local surgeon for treatment when cataract removal is warranted. As an advocate for eye health, she also recommends that you continue to see her for your annual comprehensive eye health examinations following your cataract surgery so she can continue to monitor your eye health and vision.
Dr. Turner will determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery after she completes a comprehensive eye health examination. Should a significant cataract exist, she will discuss with you the cataract surgery procedure, lens implant options, and eye care following your surgery. A valuable resource for additional information about cataracts and cataract surgery can be found at www.mycataracts.com.
Your cataract surgeon and their staff will provide you with specific information prior to your scheduled surgery at their facility. During cataract surgery, the surgeon will numb your eye and will surgically remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear implanted lens. The procedure normally takes less than 30 minutes. Following cataract surgery you may be prescribed eye drops to promote healing. You should arrange for a ride home from the surgical office following your procedure.
You will receive discharge information from your surgeon’s office. You should be able to return to many of your usual activities (with recommended limitations by the surgeon’s office) within 3-7 days. Dr. Turner co-manages your cataract surgery with your cataract surgeon during your post-operative care.