Cataract surgery may be intimidating for some patients. After all, not many patients prefer to have surgery. Especially on one of the most vulnerable areas of the body. However, the good news is that cataract surgery is typically very successful with impressive results.
- What Happens During Cataract Surgery?
During the procedure, the doctor removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. This is usually done on an outpatient basis. Most facilities use a high-frequency ultrasound device that will break the cloudy lens into pieces and then they are gently removed using suction.
- What Happens After Cataract Surgery?
After the medication wears off, you may or may not feel some minor discomfort. This is usually easy to manage with over-the-counter pain medications. Your doctor will provide information and advice on how to handle post-surgery discomfort. Some patients initially notice blurred vision, although it typically improves over time.
If you are in need of cataract surgery, contact your ophthalmologist today to learn more about the process. If you have questions, please consult an OSM physician who could assist in relieving any concerns. As a result, you can proceed in feeling confident and ready for your procedure. Contact OSM today to schedule your appointment!