Full Pre-op and Post-op Care by Your Ozark Optometrist
Cataracts are a very common age-related eye disorder. In fact, statistics estimate that over half of the population in America over age 80 has experienced cataracts or undergone cataract surgery!
As your body gets older, the lens structure in your eyes also ages. Sometimes the crystalline fibers of this lens change and lead to the formation of a cataract, which is a clouding of the lens. Clear images are thereby prevented from appearing on your retina, and blurred vision results.
At Family Eye Center, we’ll check the health of your eyes thoroughly to inspect for signs of cataract formation. If our Ozark optometrist detects a cataract during your comprehensive eye, we’ll refer you immediately to a qualified, respected surgeon in the area. Presently, surgery is the only cure to treat cataracts, and we’re experienced and competent at handling all of your pre- and post-operative care for this procedure.
The Basics of Cataract Surgery
During this ophthalmologic surgery, your eye surgeon will remove the opaque natural lens of your eye and replace it with a transparent synthetic lens called an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The entire procedure is outpatient and local anesthesia will be used.
Discomfort is minimal and the success rate is exceptionally high – vision is restored in over 90% of cataract operations! In addition, the complication rate is very low. As a minimally invasive operation with a quick recovery, cataract surgery is popular around the globe.
Co-management of Cataract Surgery
Our Ozark optometrist will deliver top-notch, personalized care as we help to manage your cataract procedure. With pre-operative consultations and follow-up visits in our comfortable andconvenient office, your entire experience will be positive and pleasant.
We believe that it’s important for you to be informed about your cataract surgery in advance. Your eye surgeon may consider a variety of types of intraocular lenses to implant, and we will help guide you through this potentially overwhelming information.
For more info on the benefits of our co-management of cataract surgery, please contact us to schedule a consultation with your knowledgeable and experienced Ozark optometrist!