Cataract Care

What is a Cataract

What is a cataract and how much does cataract surgery cost are two of the top cataract FAQ’s we are often asked at Advanced Cataract & Glaucoma Care PLLC. This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about cataracts.

What is a cataract and how is it treated?

The lens in the eye can become cloudy and hard, a condition known as a cataract. Cataracts can develop from normal aging, from an eye injury, various medical conditions or if you have taken certain medications such as steroids. Cataracts may cause blurred vision, dulled vision, sensitivity to light and glare, and/or ghost images. If the cataract changes vision so much that it interferes with your daily life, the cataract may need to be removed to try to improve your vision.

Alternative cataract treatments

Patients may decide not to have a cataract operation at all. However, if they do not have the cataract surgery, their vision loss from the cataract usually will continue to get worse. Corrective lenses, eyeglasses, or contact lenses will not improve vision or reverse the worsening of the cataract.

 

Information adapted from:  Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Osteopathic medicine approved informed consent form for cataract operation with or without implantation of intraocular lens.

Video – Frequently Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

Some of the most common questions with cataract surgery include:

Can I see near or far with cataract surgery?

Now there are options to try to tailor your outcome with what you want.

How much does cataract surgery cost?

Luckily, cataract surgery is usually covered by medical insurance.

There are some exciting options that some people choose to pay extra for including multifocal lenses, toric lenses trying to lessen the amount of glasses they may need after surgery.

Can I have cataract surgery if I have glaucoma or macular degeneration?

Yes, sometimes glaucoma procedures can be incorporated into cataract surgery to deal with both at the same time.

Is cataract surgery painful?

That’s why we have anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable for the whole experience.

Personalized Care and Advanced Technology

Here at Advanced Cataract and Glaucoma Care PLLC, where we focus on advanced technology and personalized care, Dr. Clinton Sheets and his team will makes it their mission you get the best care and advanced technology that you want.

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