1805 S Hillcrest Dr. Montrose, CO 81401 Phone: (970) 249-2020
164 W. 3rd St. Delta, CO 81416 Phone: (970) 874-8110
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Cataracts cause blurred vision and glare, especially when they are advanced and needing surgery. During an evaluation for cataracts, our optometrists will not only determine if you need cataract surgery, but will thoroughly discuss your options with you to determine the perfect lens implant that will suit your lifestyle.
What Does Cataract Surgery Involve?
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural crystalline lens of the eye that has developed an opacification or cloudiness. This will cause a loss of transparency to the crystalline lens. This will then decrease visual acuity. Before cataract surgery is performed, our optometrists will take the time to discuss which standard or premium intraocular lens (IOL) implant will best suit your lifestyle. During cataract surgery, a patient's cloudy crystalline lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore vision.
Cataract surgery is generally performed, by an ophthalmologist, as an outpatient procedure in a surgical center or hospital using local anesthesia. Typically little or no discomfort is experienced by the patient. It is one of the most common surgeries performed, is minimally invasive, only requires a small incision, requires no-stitches, takes only about 10 minutes, and has a quick recovery with minimal down time. Patients should expect to put multiple eye drops in their eyes following surgery for up to a month.
If you would like to learn more about premium intraocular lenses or feel you might need cataracts surgery, please call 970-249-2020 in Montrose or 970-874-8110 in Delta or schedule your exam online with San Juan Eye Centers today!