What Comes Next?
If cataracts has compromised your ability to perform everyday tasks like driving, surgery is an excellent choice for restoring your vision. Dr. Emilio Justo, founder of Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, has more than two decades of experience improving patients' vision through cataract surgery.
During a consultation, Dr. Justo and members of our staff educate patients on what to expect after cataract surgery. Our Phoenix office provides high-quality, compassionate care to residents in Sun City, Sun City West, Wickenburg, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about how you can benefit from cataract surgery.
How Will My Vision be Different?
Having realistic expectations is the most important step toward enjoying your results after surgery. 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).
Many of our patients enjoy crisp, clear vision without glasses and contacts, but some will still rely on corrective eye wear for the best vision. Each patient's vision outcome is dependent on a number of unique factors, like which type of IOL you 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 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.
What Steps Can I Take to Maximize Benefits after Surgery?
During a pre-operative consultation, you can learn more about aftercare tips and ways to improve healing. Fast focus cataract surgery results in little downtime, but it is still important for our patients to take care of themselves after their procedure. You will be provided with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops to minimize the risk of infection.
Like any surgery, cataract surgery is not free of side effects or risks. Common side effects include irritation and red eye, and in rare cases, infection. After surgery, Dr. Justo periodically meets with patients to monitor healing and screen for indicators of complications.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Cataract surgery benefits extend beyond improved vision - our patients also experience an enhanced quality of life. Imagine being able to confidently drive alone at night, or read fine print without wearing your glasses. Cataract surgery allows our patients to live more active, independent lives. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.