Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the world. They occur when the natural crystalline lens inside the eye begins to grow opaque over time, and it’s a condition that happens to half the population by the time we are 80 years old. There is no way to prevent cataract formation, but they can be treated surgically. If you have cataracts, cataract surgery performed by Dr. Patel can help bring back crisp, clear vision.
Symptoms of a Cataract
Cataracts usually begin on the outside rim of the lens, meaning you may not be aware of it at all for quite some time. Gradually, small changes to your vision may begin, such as needing more light to focus on tasks and having blurry vision. You may also note a brownish tinge to your vision. Cataracts do not cause discomfort. They can be seen quite clearly by Dr. Patel during your routine exam.
How Cataract Surgery Works
Cataract surgery is a quick, outpatient procedure. The natural crystalline lens of your eye is removed and replaced with a permanent intraocular lens. Dr. Patel is well-versed in this procedure, which is considered one of the safest and most highly-perfected in the world of medicine. Recovery is very quick, with most normal activities resuming after 24 hours. However, this depends on the situation, as recovery time varies from patient to patient based on a variety of different factors.
Talk to Dr. Patel During a Consultation
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a cataract and you’d like to learn about all of your treatment options, please make an appointment at Wichita Vision Institute. We proudly serve the communities of Goddard, Bel Aire, Maize, Park City and surrounding areas. Your eye health is one of your most precious gifts, and we are committed to helping our clients have clear, crisp vision for life.
Wichita Vision Institute is located in Wichita, KS. Our board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Reena Patel would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have about this life-changing procedure. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about cataract surgery!