Best Possible Results
Once the cataract is removed, colors will be much more vivid
and vibrant (read about further benefits).
No surgery can be guaranteed, but cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful operations performed today. As a result of the skill and extensive experience of Dr. Seibel, the few complications associated with cataract surgery are quite rare at Seibel Vision Surgery.
If you are nearsighted or farsighted, the lens implant selected for your eye often corrects this refractive error. In addition to regaining clear vision, your dependence on corrective lenses may be significantly reduced.
How long does a lens implant last?
They should last your entire lifetime. Intraocular lens implants are not known
to "wear out"
Will I see better afterwards?
If having a cataract is the cause
of your decreased vision, then there is an over 98% chance that removing it
will improve clarity. If you have an additional problem (such as macular
prior uveitis, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma) a determination
will be made as to which issue needs to be addressed, and when. Cataract surgery
can be successfully carried out even in the setting of most of these other eye
conditions, although these other eye diseases if present can limit the final
Will I need to wear glasses?
Depending on your prescription and the type of lens implant you receive,
yes, you may need glasses for some, and possibly all activities.
Once a cataract has been removed, light can once again pass undistorted through
the cornea and the newly implanted artificial lens, to the retina in the back
of the eye. However, even though the lens implant provides most of the focusing,
you may still be required to wear glasses to see more clearly because the incoming
light needs to be focused directly on the retina.
most artificial implanted lenses cannot adjust for close vision the way a
natural, youthful lens does due to presbyopia (read more). A natural lens accommodates,
or changes shape, to bring objects into focus at distance, or close up. The intraocular
lens implant provides clearest vision at one single focal distance - with the
great majority of lenses implanted to correct for distance vision. This means
that an eye focused for distance will have sharpest vision for activities such
as driving, but would still require bifocal lenses or reading glasses in order
to see clearly at close range.
Continue to: Cataract
Surgery, Risks and Benefits.
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