Cataract Co-Management

Are cataract symptoms causing you to have difficulty completing your everyday tasks? Cataract surgery is a simple and quick procedure that can restore your vision and allow you to get back to living life with clarity and ease.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye condition characterized by the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. Typically associated with aging, cataracts form as proteins break down and clump together in the lens, blocking light from reaching the retina.

This results in reduced vision, among many other symptoms. Cataracts can interfere with daily activities, such as reading and driving, and make it difficult for you to perform your routine activities.

However, cataract surgery can help restore your vision. By replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial one, cataract surgery can allow you to experience clear vision once again and enhance your overall quality of life.

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Cataract symptoms can vary from person to person and often depend on the severity of the cataracts. However, common symptoms of cataracts typically include:

What are the Treatment Options for Cataracts?

Cataract surgery is the one way to restore vision affected by cataracts. Once cataract symptoms begin to disrupt your daily activities, such as reading, driving, or watching TV, cataract surgery will be recommended to help improve your quality of life.  Cataract surgery is our world’s most common surgery.  It is routinely performed three times more often than any other surgery and takes only 8-10 minutes per eye.  Many modern cataract surgeries incorporate the use of special lasers as part of the treatment.  The technologies of cataract surgery are so refined that cataract surgery is now sometimes done as an elective procedure for patient who want to have their vision corrected while eliminating cataracts as a possibility in their future. 

What is Co-Management?

At EyeLux Optometry, we are proud to offer a co-management structure dedicated to enhancing your vision through cataract surgery. Co-management at EyeLux Optometry involves a collaborative approach to cataract surgery. 

It means that the eye doctor who initially guides you through your treatment will continue to be involved in your care during the recovery period. This seamless coordination ensures that your post-operative appointments and follow-up care are well-integrated and comprehensive. 

The EyeLux team will work together with your cataract surgeon to monitor your healing process, track improvements in your vision, and address any concerns that may arise. This teamwork ensures you receive comprehensive eye care at every stage of your cataract surgery experience.

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

During cataract surgery, your cataract surgeon will remove the cloudy lens that causes blurry vision and replace it with an artificial lens, known as an IOL or intraocular lens. After numbing the surface of your eye with anesthetic drops, your cataract surgeon will make a tiny incision in the front of your eye, known as the cornea, to reach the lens.

Then, they will insert a clear artificial lens in its place to restore clear vision. 

Cataract surgery is typically a quick procedure and doesn’t require stitches. After the procedure, you might need to protect your eye and use eye drops for a short while. 

It’s essential to follow any instructions your eye doctor gives you in order to prevent complications and aid in the healing process. After you have healed, cataract surgery can help you see better and enjoy life more clearly.

Are you experiencing symptoms of cataracts? Schedule a cataract evaluation at EyeLux Optometry in San Diego, CA, today!

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