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Cataract Surgery FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

At Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center​​​​​​​, we are committed to providing high-quality eye care in Treasure Coast. We use state-of-the-art technologies and procedures to provide services such as cataract surgery, medical and cosmetic treatments. The following are some of the frequently asked questions about cataract surgery.

1. What happens if cataracts are not treated?

Cataracts should be treated as soon as they are discovered. If they are not treated, they can progress. Over time, they may cloud the lens completely, leading to impaired vision. As they progress, cataracts become more difficult to treat. They may result in complications.

2. When should you get surgery?

You should get surgery as soon as your Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center professional suggests. Do not assume that it is only an option for those with advanced cataracts. An ophthalmologist should help you make a decision. Surgery may be a good option when you notice the first signs of visual disturbance.

3. What is a cataract?

A cataract is a cloudiness that affects the natural lens of your eyes. Usually, cataracts develop over time. Their most apparent symptom is blurry vision. They can be treated by replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial lens.

4. Is cataract surgery serious?

Cataract surgery poses just as much risk as any other surgery. However, the risk of complications is minimal, and it is the most common surgery in the United States.

5. What is the process of cataract removal?

During the surgery, your doctor will make a tiny incision through the cornea of your affected eye. They cut a circular hole at the front of the anterior capsule, which encloses your natural lens. After removing all the affected lens, they replace it with an artificial one to restore vision

6. What are the side effects of cataract surgery?

Even though cataract surgery is safe, it may have a few side effects. Some of them include swelling, bleeding, and infection. However, they are all mild and can be managed with medication.

Call Us Today To Schedule An Appointment!

If you need eye care in the Treasure Coast, consider working with Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center. We are glad to help you maintain and enhance the quality of your life through modern technologies and medical care. We have more than 50 years’ experience in ophthalmological care and surgery. All our doctors are passionate about providing excellent care and look forward to serving your needs. Contact us today and request an appointment.

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