Cataracts can dim and darken your vision, making it difficult to drive and perform other daily tasks.
At Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, we offer cataract surgery--a safe, relatively fast, and effective treatment used to replace clouded lenses with new artificial lenses.
Here is what makes cataract surgery so great...
Your surgery can typically be completed in under 15 minutes. Thanks to advancements in technology and surgical techniques, the procedure is also very safe and very successful.
By replacing your clouded lens with an intraocular lens, we can help you achieve clearer, crisper vision. After cataract surgery, many patients have a reduced need for contacts or glasses.
Following cataract surgery, you can enjoy outdoor or nighttime activities that previously put you at risk of accidents. Cataract surgery has extremely high rates of satisfaction.
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So what comes next?
Recovering after Surgery
Taking proper care of your eyes after surgery begins beforehand, during a pre-operative counseling session with one of our knowledgeable technicians. During the appointment, you will receive a detailed explanation of the eye drops you will be using before and after the procedure. These will foster healing and help you avoid the development of complications.
You will be prescribed three eye drops: one with antibiotic properties and two anti-inflammatory drops. Typically, you will be instructed to use the drops twice a day, beginning two days before your surgery until roughly three weeks after. It is important that you adhere to the instructions to minimize the risk of infection. Though extremely rare, untreated infection after cataract surgery can ultimately result in vision loss. Other side effects, including red-eye and minor irritation, may be observed, but are benign conditions and should resolve quickly.
Dr. Justo prefers fast focus cataract surgery for enhanced healing and nearly immediate vision improvement. Some patients see with 20/20 vision the day after their procedure, while other patients experience slight blurring for a few days as their eyes and brain adjust to their new intraocular lens (IOL).
What to Expect from Your Results
Having realistic expectations is the most important step toward enjoying your results after surgery. Many of our patients enjoy crisp, clear vision without glasses and contacts, but some will still rely on corrective eyewear for the best vision. Each patient's outcome is dependent on a number of unique factors, like which type of IOL they choose to receive. Once your vision has stabilized, Dr. Justo will determine if you need glasses. If you do, measurements will be taken for your new prescription.
Generally, cataract surgery patients enjoy:
- Sharper vision
- A reduction of glares and halos
- Brighter, more vivid colors
The type, power, and placement of your IOL all have significant effects on the results you experience. Previously, doctors had to wait weeks after surgery to review a patient's results. Now, Dr. Justo uses ORA®-guided surgery to provide an accurate analysis of a patients' condition after surgery. Our practice is proud to be one of the first in the state to offer this cutting-edge technology, which provides patients with outstanding results.
Fine-Tuning Your Vision
Dr. Justo meets personally with each of our patients to check that their healing is progressing smoothly. You will return to our office for periodic check-ups the day after surgery, and one week later. During this second post-operative appointment, your vision will be analyzed to determine whether you need a new glasses prescription. A long-term check-up at six months can further assess how your eyesight has benefited from the surgery.
Choose a Talented, Trustworthy Team
Our team of surgeons and health care professionals is committed to helping you dramatically improve your life with quality eye care. We are affiliated with several organizations, including the:
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
If you are ready to discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request a consultation online or call us at (623) 975-2020.
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