Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States with over 2,000,000 cases performed annually. At Eye Doctors of Arizona our surgeons have extensive experience with over 2,500 cases performed annually.
What is a cataract?
Cataracts are the natural lens of the eye turned cloudy. This occurs with age, sun exposure, and certain medical conditions like diabetes.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Symptoms of cataracts include blurry vision, glare, difficulty seeing far or near, and halos around lights especially at night.
Meet Your Surgeons
Dr Matthew Heller DO, Dr. Benjamin Heller DO, Dr. Gregory Cohen MD
We Offer The Most Modern Technique In Cataract Surgery
Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery with Lensar
When to consider cataract surgery
Cataract surgery is generally an elective procedure. If your symptoms don't bother you, you can consider waiting. When your symptoms are bothering you enough, it's time. If your vision is limiting you ability to drive safely, watch TV or read comfortably then it may be time. Only a complete eye examination by one of our ophthalmologists, or optometrists can help you determine if it's time for surgery.
What is the process of having cataract surgery?
Once your eye doctor has determined that you have cataracts and recommends surgery, you will need preoperative testing and scheduling for a surgery date. Nothing to eat or drink the night before after midnight. It is a routine procedure and is done under local anesthesia with IV sedation or "twilight". Some people sleep through the procedure however it is not general anesthesia. It is not painful. The procedure is generally 10-15 minutes but expect to be in the surgery center approximately 2 hours. You will need someone to drive you. There are minimal limitations following cataract surgery, no swimming, or jacuzzi, and no heavy lifting for 1 week. Some people return to work the next day. Once you are healed from surgery generally the surgery is completed in the other eye 1-2 weeks later.
We look forward to meeting you! We have 3 valley locations. "Cataract Surgery Near Me" Phoenix, Scottsdale. Contact us today at (602) 257-8280: use Extension 1 for the Downtown Phoenix office or Extension 2 for the North Phoenix location, Extension 3 for Shea Park.