As you age, so does the natural lens in your eye. A cataract is a clouding of your natural lens. Cataract surgery removes the cataract, and replaces it with a lens implant, providing clear vision.
As a cataract develops, light does not have a clear path to the back of the eye, and it becomes increasingly difficult for a person to see clearly. Symptoms of cataracts include:
Blurred vision at night especially while driving
Sensitivity to light
Halos around light
Change in glasses prescription and/or distorted images
Needing more light to read
How Does Cataract Surgery Work?
Cataract eye surgery is completed with a procedure called phacoemulsification. Ultrasound waves are used to gently break up the lens material, and then the cataract is easily removed. A customized intra-ocular lens (IOL) is placed inside your eye to allow unobstructed light passage and optimal focus.
After making a small incision in your eye, your surgeon will break up and remove the cataract. This can be laser assisted.
Your IOL is inserted into the lens capsule.
It is not uncommon for you to have dramatically improved vision within a few hours after your procedure. One eye is completed at a time. The second eye is typically treated two weeks later. Both procedures take place at our Columbus or Mansfield cataract surgery centers.
Your cataract eye surgery experience begins with a medical evaluation at either our Columbus or Mansfield office. At this visit you and one of our cataract surgeons will work together to determine what options are best for you.
Before your procedure, you will have the opportunity to speak with a ReVision Team Member to ask any additional questions and review your post-cataract surgery care. During the procedure, your safety and comfort is our top priority. You will be given a mild sedative and drops will be used to numb your eye. You will remain awake, and your Surgeon will talk you through the entire process.
We recommend sleeping following your procedure as you will be most comfortable with your eyes closed. Typically, healing from a cataract can include blurry vision and slight discomfort in your eyes. You may also experience sensitivity to light, redness and dry or watery eyes. A series of follow-up exams are scheduled to monitor your progress. Most Patients can go back to work within a week of the surgery.
When it is time to have cataract eye surgery?
When your cataracts start impacting the quality of your life, it is time to learn about your options. Call us today to schedule an appointment (800) 475-2113.
Does the experience of my cataract surgeon matter?
While developments in cataract technology have certainly lead to improved surgical outcomes, your Surgeon's training and experience are still the most important factors in achieving exceptional visual outcomes.
Does the technology used for cataract surgery matter?
At ReVision, we invest in the most advanced technology to ensure both good candidacy and accurate outcomes. We are the only center in Ohio that uses the combination of True-Vision 3D™ visualization guidance system and the VICTUS™ Femtosecond Laser Platform.
What is the difference between a traditional cataract surgery vs laser-assisted?
Many of the steps traditionally completed by your Surgeon can be performed with a laser. Laser-assisted cataract surgery allows for faster healing time and decreased risk of complications.
Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?
We accept a wide variety of medical insurances. You may verify your coverage by calling the number listed on the back of your insurance card. If you still have questions, contact our office at (800) 475-2113.
What is the cost of cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is an investment in your quality of life. All procedure options are reviewed during your appointment, price will vary depending on your treatment plan and current medical insurance.
How do I know what IOL is right for me?
Our Doctors are experts in cataract technology and will recommend a lens that is best suited for your specific lifestyle, eyes and visual needs.
“I was treated so kind and efficiently that there was no time to be nervous. I was in an out so quickly that it seemed like a piece of cake! I cannot wait to get the other one done next week!”