When Should I See A Cataract Surgeon?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that causes a person’s vision to become foggy. As you might imagine, this eye problem can make it more challenging to read or perform certain tasks like driving at night. Cataracts develop slowly so you may not notice them right away. Sometimes brighter lighting and glasses can improve vision with cataracts; however, if cataracts are affecting your daily routine then you may need to consider surgery.
We know that undergoing eye surgery can make anyone a little nervous and our cataract surgeon Dr. Jonathan Buka and medical team are here to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your surgery. We will answer any of your questions and discuss the entire surgical process with you during your consultation so you know exactly what to expect. Here at the Eye Specialist Group your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
What causes cataracts?
Most people don’t develop cataracts until later in life. Aging and injury are the two most common causes of cataracts. Some genetic disorders and certain medication conditions such as diabetes can also increase your risk for developing cataracts. Cataracts will often develop in both eyes but you may notice that one eye is worse than the other.
What is involved in cataract surgery?
It’s important to understand that not everyone with cataracts will need to undergo surgery. In fact, the only reason to undergo cataract surgery is if your vision loss is affecting your everyday routine. It’s important to understand the pros and cons of undergoing surgery, which is something we will discuss with you during your consultation. The goal is always to avoid invasive procedures and treatments whenever possible; however, we also know that sometimes surgery is the best option for some of our patients living with cataracts.
During cataract surgery, we will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens. If you are having cataracts removed in both eyes then you will most likely need to have the eyes treated separately. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the US and 90 percent of people who undergo cataract surgery will experience much better vision afterwards.
If you are experiencing changes in your vision and think you could have cataracts it’s important that you schedule an immediate appointment with Dr. Jonathan Buka at Eye Specialist Group in Oak Lawn, IL. Call us today at (708) 581-3514.