Cataracts

Have you noticed that you are seeing halos around lights, you need more light to read, or your vision is not as clear as it used to be? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye that usually develops when aging or an injury changes the tissues that make up the lens. While most cataracts are related to aging, younger people can also have cataracts. Thankfully, cataract surgery is an effective treatment option to help remove the clouded lenses from your eyes and replace them with new, clear ones. This allows you to have clearer vision for years to come!

Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Archana Gupta specializes in cataract surgery, performing routine and complex procedures with only state-of-the-art technology. We aim to provide our patients with a comfortable and positive office experience, so they can leave feeling confident in their treatment options.

At our office, we offer the following cataract procedures and resources:

Cataract FAQs

Are you put under anesthesia for cataract surgery?

No, for cataract surgery of all kinds, numbing eye drops are used, but patients are not put under general anesthesia.

At what stage should cataracts be removed?

If you are experiencing symptoms of cataracts, you can have them removed as soon as possible to ensure you can continue enjoying your daily activities and lifestyle.

Can I wear my old glasses after cataract surgery?

Depending on your unique surgical plan for addressing cataracts, you may no longer require the use of glasses, or you will still need corrective lenses, which means the lens was not replaced with one that aims to give you 20/20 vision.

Can you watch TV after cataract surgery?

Yes, you can watch TV after cataract surgery. However, its important to rest your eyes and to follow your doctors recommendations regarding activities and screen time during the recovery period.

Do you feel anything during cataract surgery?

During cataract surgery, the eye is numbed with local anesthesia, so you wont feel pain. Some people might experience a sensation of pressure or see light and movement, but there should be no pain.

How do you clean your eye after cataract surgery?

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to clean your eye after surgery. Avoid water in the eye, do not rub or touch your eyes without cleaning your hands firs. Typically, youll be prescribed eye drops to prevent infection and aid healing. Follow the instructions given by your surgeon for proper eye care.

How do you know when its time to get cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is usually recommended when the cataracts start to significantly affect your vision and quality of life. Common symptoms include blurry or cloudy vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, and seeing halos around lights. An eye doctor can determine the extent of your cataracts and recommend surgery when its appropriate.

What is the average age for cataract surgery?

Theres no fixed age for cataract surgery. The decision to undergo surgery depends on the progression of cataracts and how they affect your vision. Some people may have cataract surgery in their 50s, while others may wait until their 70s or later.

How long do I need to wear dark glasses outside after cataract surgery?

After cataract surgery, its common to wear dark glasses or protective eyewear when youre outdoors to shield your eyes from bright sunlight. Your surgeon will advise you on how long you need to wear them, which may vary based on your individual needs and healing progress.

Can you wait too long to have cataract surgery?

Its generally safe to wait until cataracts significantly impact your vision before considering surgery. However, if cataracts severely impair your daily activities, waiting too long might affect your overall quality of life. Regular eye exams will help monitor the progression of cataracts, allowing you and your doctor to make informed decisions about the timing of the surgery.

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