Cataracts occur when a clouding on the lens of your eye obstructs your vision. You may notice that your vision looks hazy, almost like you’re looking through a fogged-up window. Eventually, as cataracts worsen, your vision deteriorates. Seeing at night may become difficult. Patients often experience seeing halos around lights, among other issues. As it becomes more severe, contact surgery is the only solution. Fortunately, at Kunesh Eye Center, Inc. in Dayton, OH, our doctor can determine when this procedure is right for you.request an appointment
When Is Surgery the Solution
While prescription eyewear is enough to combat cataracts in their early stages, cataracts surgery is your only option once cataracts affect your quality of life and corrective eyewear is no longer adequately correcting the problem. Typically, we use surgery as a last resort. We encourage it once cataracts are interfering with your ability to read or drive.
What Happens During Surgery
For this type of eye surgery, our eye surgeons will remove the damaged or clouded lens and replace it with an artificial one. At the start of the surgery, our practitioners will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, our surgeons make an incision in the cornea of the eye. Our ophthalmologists then use a device to gently break up the natural lens of your eye. Once in fragments, our surgeons will use a device to suction the lens from your eye.
Finally, our doctors will situate the intraocular lens in the same position as your original one. Stitches aren’t necessary for this procedure. The eye will heal on its own.
Once complete, you may return home. You’ll need to have someone drive you home after your procedure. If you have a cataract in the other eye, our doctors will schedule a future surgery to treat that one. This ensures you can still see from your other eye as the other one heals.
You’ll need to wear an eye shield on that eye as you recover. This prevents bacteria and dirt from entering and causing an infection or irritation. When you remove your shield, you may notice that your vision will appear blurry, distorted, or cloudy. This is normal and will improve as you recover. The shield also relieves you from this unpleasantness.
You could experience bruising around your eye or bloodshot eyes. Both will subside gradually. Cataracts surgery can help you be able to read and drive again confidently. The procedure is relatively straightforward and is safe for most people.
Contact Us for Eye Surgery from Our Ophthalmologists in Dayton
If you live in or around Dayton and are in need of quality eye surgery, feel free to contact our professionals at Kunesh Eye Center, Inc. We will be able to answer any questions that you might have about cataract surgery and are also able to point you in the right direction in terms of getting the help you need. Contact us today at (937) 298-1703 to learn more about how we can help your eye care.