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Cataract Surgery

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The good news about cataracts is that when they do become visually significant, surgery can help restore your vision—in many cases better than ever! While the thought of any surgery generally makes people nervous, rest assured that it is one of the safest and most common surgeries done today! Since we are all visual creatures, a person’s quality of life is directly tied to how well they see. Cataract surgery can help bring joy and independence to those that have lost the ability to read, watch television, do needlepoint, drive–the list of regained activities is endless and specific to each individual. In fact, with all the new technology that is available, it may be better to think of cataract surgery as a wonderful opportunity! Between the new ReLACS procedure to the variety of IOLs, it is amazing how far we have come in such a short time!

Surgery is an outpatient procedure. That means patients go home after the 15-20 minute procedure where they can relax. They are seen the next day, the next week, and the next month. If a second cataract surgery is scheduled, it is usually at least two weeks after the first one. Recovery time is quick–with vision typically being stable at 1 month, though patients with Lifestyle IOLs may take longer to completely recover. Full activity can resume to normal by one week and patients are typically able to return to work in the next day or so. Dr. Raja will prescribe some medications that will need to be followed and tapered over the course of a month. If you would like to make an appointment to be evaluated for cataract surgery, we invite you to make an appointment with us.


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