Cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest medical procedures with an average of a couple million surgeries performed every year. Detection of …
Cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest medical procedures with an average of a couple million surgeries performed every year. Detection of cataracts is discovered through a routine eye examination. For most patients that undergo a cataract operation, they are able to have the procedure and get on with their lives the very same day.
This is only possible if their cataract is considered to be mild. Other serious diagnosis of cataracts requires a similar operation, but the difference is the amount of time required to do the surgery and a slight variation in technique to resolve the problem.
Mild cases of cataract require the affected eye to be cut making a small incision. The surgeon inserts a probe into the eye where it breaks up the cataract through ultrasonic vibrations. The broken pieces of cataract are then suctioned up the probe and a lens implant is inserted to help the patient with clear focus.
Your doctor will recommend eye-drops and it is a good idea to wear a pair of shades while you eye recovers as part of your cataract treatment.
The norm for the type of lens implant used in laser cataract surgery is monofocal lens. Monofocal lens is a type of lens that focuses at a set distance; usually the lens is set to focus on far distances where you will be able to watch a baseball game; or simply have better vision when driving. The performance of monofocal lens is excellent; however, because of limitations of monofocal lens, you will have to use reading glasses to be able to see objects that are close.
The other choice available to you is what is called multi-focused lens. This performs quite well and as the name suggests, it allows your eyes to focus on near and far objects. You will find that by having the multi-focus lens implant your dependency on glasses will be significantly less than before.
A consultation with your doctor determines whether to go with monofocal or multi-focus lens implant. Cataract surgery cost is another factor to consider, because this type of operation can cost you a bundle of cash if you are paying for it yourself.
Luckily, your medical insurance will cover most of the expenses if not all of it. On average, people over fifty years who have had cataract surgery have seen a marked improvement in the quality of their lives.
The key to controlling this visual abnormality is to have regular check-ups and if your developing cataract is caught early, then corrective treatment can be started almost immediately. This approach greatly reduces your cataract from worsening and causing complications in your life.
For more detailed information about cataract and cataract surgery and the lens implants that go with it, kindly see your health care physician who would gladly answer all of your questions.