Do you suffer from cataracts? Are you considering Cataract Surgery to correct and restore your vision?
Read on to learn more about cataracts and cataract removal, from the cataract removal experts at Access Eye Institute.
WHAT IS A CATARACT?
A cataract is a common condition that causes clouding of the eye’s normally clear, natural lens leading to a decrease in vision. Simply put, a cataract is a cloudy lens. Millions of people, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65, are affected each year.
Symptoms of cataracts often include:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Double vision
- Poor vision in bright light
- Seeing halos around lights
- Poor vision at night
- Yellowish tinged vision
- Frequent changes in eyeglasses or contact lens prescription
HOW ARE CATARACTS DIAGNOSED?
If you suspect you or someone you know may have cataracts, the first step is to make an appointment with a board-certified ophthalmologist at Access Eye Institute immediately.
A thorough examination and series of tests are the only ways to diagnose a cataract. A dilated eye exam is usually necessary so that your ophthalmologist may examine the lens and other structures of the eye.
There are many advantages to treating cataracts when they are symptomatic and affecting your activities of daily living. A thorough examination and discussion with the eye specialist will allow you to become better educated about your condition and to make an informed decision about your cataract.
CATARACT TREATMENT AND SURGERY IN VENTURA COUNTY
The only way remove a cataract is to have surgery. Read on for more details about the surgery and recovery after cataract removal. Cataract removal surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US. If vision problems stemming from cataracts has affected your vision and quality of life, you may want to consider cataract surgery to restore your vision. In most cases the procedure can be performed quickly, and is extremely safe with a minimal risk of complications. In over 90% of cases, the cataract surgery is a success and restores vision loss with minimal side effects.
Step One: Cataract surgery begins by applying anesthesia to the eye area and then inserting an ultrasonic probe into a small incision.
Step Two: The probe then emulsifies the cloudy lens into small pieces and removes them from the eye.
Step Three: A new artificial lens is implanted into the eye replacing the old lens.
As a result of our surgeons’ advanced techniques, surgery is minimally invasive and usually takes less than 30 minutes. Patients are able to go home the very same day and recovery time is usually only a few days. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please contact us to set up a consultation.
WHEN SHOULD I REMOVE MY CATARACTS?
Deciding when to remove your cataracts is an important step and should be made while under the care of a board-certified ophthalmologist.
Access Eye Institute’s expert team of veteran cataract removal surgeons will help you decide when the time is right.
For some patients, early treatment and removal of cataracts is crucial because cataracts inevitably interfere with driving, work, and quality of life. If you are still working and driving, you will probably opt for cataract removal surgery earlier in order to keep doing the things you love.
When you’re ready to schedule your cataract removal surgery, call the best ophthalmologists in Ventura County at Access Eye Institute to get the process started.
REASONS FOR CATARACT REMOVAL SURGERY
There are many key reasons a patient will choose to remove their cataracts, such as maintaining or restoring the ability to see, drive, use a computer, read, and watch TV.
Sight is one of the most important and pleasurable senses — if you suffer from cataracts, you don’t need to give up on your goal of enjoying clear sight once again. Just call Access Eye Institute and schedule your consultation.
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED CATARACT REMOVAL QUESTIONS
Here are some of the top questions about cataracts and cataract removal:
Q: Are cataracts only found in older people?
About 50% of the population will develop a cataract by age 65, and most of the population will have one after age 75. However, anyone can develop a cataract.
Q: Who is at increased risk of cataracts?
All older people are at risk of cataracts. Besides age, other risk factors for cataracts include diabetes, smoking, alcohol abuse, and certain environmental factors such as prolonged exposure to UV sunlight.
Q: How can I prevent cataracts?
There is no foolproof way to prevent cataracts, but there are many ways to decrease your personal risk such as:
- Having regular eye exams to detect problems early
- Quit smoking
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, with adequate vitamin intake
Q: Why choose Access Eye Institute for my cataract removal in Ventura County?
The cataract removal surgeons at Access Eye Institute are experts in this field, with thousands of successful surgeries between them and individually. Our patients love our patient-centered care model. Our top priority is helping you restore and maintain healthy vision and eye health. We treat patients from all over Ventura County and Los Angeles including Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Oxnard, and surrounding areas.
CONTACT OUR VENTURA COUNTY OPHTHALMOLOGY TEAM
Access Eye Institute’s top cataract removal surgeons are ready to help you. Our surgeons are leading researchers and doctors in the highly specialized field of cataract removal. We pride ourselves on compassionate, patient-centered care from the first phone call through the last post-operative visit. Our surgeons have the experience and expertise to design and implement the best possible treatment plan for your eyes, your needs, and your goals. We offer the best, most state-of-the-art cataract removal surgery options.
To schedule an appointment to have your cataract removal, call our Thousand Oaks Office at 805-497-7976 or Oxnard at 805- 483-4804.