Advanced Cataract Surgery Specialist

Eye Surgeons Associates

Ophthalmologists & Retina Specialists located in Canton, MI, Monroe, MI & Livonia, MI

More than half of Americans develop some form of cataracts by the age of 80. If you’re tired of dealing with cloudy vision and not being able to see well at night the experienced team at Eye Surgeons Associates offers advanced cataract surgery at their offices in Canton, Livonia and Monroe, Michigan. To learn more about cataract surgery, call the experts at Eye Surgeons Associates.

Advanced Cataract Surgery

What are cataracts?

Your eyes have a clear natural lens that bends, or refracts, light to help you see. Cataracts develop over time when your lens loses its natural clarity and becomes cloudy or hazy.

While cataracts may start to form due to an eye injury, eye surgery, long-term use of steroid medications, or health conditions like diabetes, it most often develops as you age. In fact, most people with cataracts are over the age of 60, though your vision often begins to change in your 40s.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Gradual vision changes are a telltale sign that you may have cataracts. Some of the most common cataract symptoms include:

  • Cloudy or blurred vision

  • Double vision

  • Fading of colors

  • Sensitivity to light or glare

  • Difficulties seeing at night

  • Problems reading

  • Frequent changes to prescription contact lenses or glasses

If you experience any of the above symptoms for an extended period of time, contact Eye Surgeons Associates for a comprehensive eye exam.

What is advanced cataract surgery?

The only way to correct advanced cataracts is through surgical intervention. During this procedure, your eye surgeon or ophthalmologist completely removes your cataract or cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens, so you can see clearly once again.

Your surgeon works through two small, self-sealing incisions in your cornea. Ultrasound energy is utilized to help break up the cloudy lens into smaller pieces, which are then suctioned out of the eye. The cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. Stitches aren’t usually required.

This surgery is one of the most commonly performed around the world and is recognized as safe and effective in treating cataracts.

How long is recovery after advanced cataract surgery?

Some patients are able to see clearly the day after surgery, while others may not get their full results for a few weeks. Complete recovery from the procedure takes about three months.

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