Cataract Surgery – Does it hurt?

Cataracts are a common vision problem that can occur in both eyes at the same time. It is a clouding of vision that makescataract surgery it impossible for the person to view objects clearly at night. Glare intensifies, as well. Cataracts also diminish vision quality and make it hard for the patient to identify faces.

Old age is the major cause of cataracts. As we age, the lens present in our eye begins to lose its clarity and becomes cloudy due to a buildup of protein. This cloudiness of the lens prevents some light from passing through it, resulting in loss of vision.

Cataracts can only be corrected through cataract surgery. It is a very efficient procedure that helps the patient fully recover the ability to see the world clearly.

At Mountain View Medical Center, we make use of the highest quality lasers for performing cataract surgery. There isn’t any pain during the procedure. You will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area and the procedure will be completed in less than ten minutes. In the surgery, the natural lens in your eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.

Recovery after cataract surgery is quick; you will be allowed to resume your daily activities within a day or two. The results of the surgery can be noticed almost immediately. You will see a marked improvement in your vision and will be able to see everything without any difficulty.

Get rid of that cloudy vision. Call us to set up a consultation for cataract surgery today.

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