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Cataracts Surgery

When your eyes are healthy, the lenses are transparent. When you have cataracts, the lenses become cloudy, blurring your sight. Cataracts are an age-related condition that millions of seniors have to contend with annually. Fortunately, this condition can be remedied through cataract surgery. At Eye Doctors of Arizona, we offer cataract eye surgery near me to residents of Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding communities. Here’s what you should know about this procedure.

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What Cataract Surgery Entails

Cataract surgery entails removing the cloudy lens of a person’s eye and replacing it with a translucent artificial intraocular lens to restore his or her sight. It’s a fairly common eye-care procedure completed on an outpatient basis and accomplished through laser-assisted technology. Your Phoenix, AZ, "ophthalmologist near me" will give you instructions on how to prepare for your surgery ahead of time.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be given anesthetic drops to numb your eye so you feel no pain during your procedure. If you’re feeling nervous, we can also give you a light sedative to help you relax. The actual surgery takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is performed on one eye at a time. If you need surgery for both eyes, the second eye will be done several weeks later, after your first eye has healed. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your surgery.

When to Have Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is generally recommended when your vision has become so compromised that you can no longer perform daily tasks. In their early stage, cataracts may have little effect on your vision. Vision changes can often be managed with corrective lenses to improve your sight. As cataracts grow, you may experience blurred vision, double vision, or loss of night time and/or color vision. You may see halos around lights or be troubled by increased glare from lights. Your ophthalmologist in Phoenix will monitor these symptoms and determine when cataract surgery should be done.

Cataract Surgery Aftercare

Shortly after surgery, you may experience blurred vision, eye itchiness or minor discomfort in your eyes. These symptoms are normal and will disappear in a few days’ time. Your ophthalmologist in Phoenix will provide you with eye drops and a protective eye patch to protect your eyes against infection and rubbing. We’ll also schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and visual improvement over the next few months.

See Your Phoenix, AZ, "Ophthalmologist near Me" for Cataract Surgery

If cataracts are keeping you from enjoying optimal sight, contact Eye Doctors of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, at  (602) 257-8280 Ext 1 to schedule a consultation for cataracts eye surgery near me. We're here to meet all your eye-care needs.

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I recommend Eye Doctors of Arizona. The entire staff is always happy, pleasant, and helpful. Dr. Heller is wonderful... always thorough, and accurate. An excellent doctor. I was fortunate to meet his second son, Ben, who will be joining the practice soon. Now with their two offices, it is even more convenient to book appointments.

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