Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. Cataracts usually develop slowly and sufferers may experience blurred or cloudy vision that gradually worsens over time. Fortunately, modern surgical procedures, such as those performed by the team at Abrams Eye Institute, make it possible for cataracts to be addressed using a procedure that is both quick and painless. The following are questions the Abrams teams get from patients that we wanted to share to better inform those looking for more information about the procedure.
What’s the difference between laser and non-laser cataract surgery?
The cataract laser minimizes the time the surgeon spends in your eye. The laser procedure offers a vastly improved level of precision for the treatment of cataracts. The laser used in the procedure makes precise cuts for astigmatism correction as well as breaks up the cataract into smaller fragments for ease of removal. Removing cataracts with laser surgery is safer and more accurate than manual cataract removal procedures. Dr. Jack Abrams was the first eye surgeon in Nevada to bring this technique to patients and has revolutionized treatment as a result.
What are the signs and symptoms that you need laser cataract surgery?
The likelihood of developing cataracts increases as a person ages, with as many as 50 percent of individuals over the age of 65 developing cataracts that will impact their ability to lead a normal life. If you’re starting to have blurred or cloudy vision, challenges seeing at night, halos around lights or sensitivity to light, or faded or double vision, please visit our clinic for a consultation.
What’s the laser cataract surgical process like?
Abrams Eye Institute uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques, such as the use of femtosecond lasers, to painlessly remove cataracts and restore normal vision. Some patients can see clearly almost immediately after the surgery, while others may find their vision clears within about a week or two. As a rule, we let patients know that it takes about three months to fully recover from cataract surgery.
Should I do one eye or both at the same time when getting cataract surgery?
It’s become safer to do bilateral cataract surgery (both eyes at once): however, Abrams Eye Institute recommends that patients do one eye at a time, allowing for time for the surgically repaired eye to completely heal before moving on to the next eye, should it require cataract surgery as well.
Why should I choose Abrams Eye Institute for cataract surgery?
Abrams Eye Institute and Dr. Jack Abrams are pioneers in advancing surgical techniques, such as Laser Cataract surgery. In addition to the reputation we’ve built as the leader in advanced eye care, what’s even more important to us is the high level of patient care we provide. From the minute you walk in our door, through your follow-up appointments, our personalized care ensures our technical skills result in the best results possible for our patients.
Schedule a consultation with Abrams Eye Institute today to see if laser cataract surgery is right for you by calling 702-304-9494.