If an eye doctor tells you that you have a cataract, don’t be alarmed! Cataracts form as a normal part of aging in virtually all individuals. A cataract simply means that the clear lens inside your eye begins to get cloudy as you age. As time goes on, the cataract slowly gets cloudier, and eventually gets to be like looking through a dirty window. Patients often complain about a decline in visual clarity, glare and halos around lights, and colors seeming dim and muted. The vision complaints caused by cataract cannot be corrected with new glasses. The only way to improve decreased vision caused by a cataract is to remove the cataract with surgery. Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens and replacement with a clear intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in America, where we do well over three million per year! The procedure is done at an outpatient surgery center under “twilight anesthesia” and takes around 10-15 minutes. Patients are required to use eyedrops for several weeks after surgery to ensure proper healing. Cataract surgery is covered by your medical insurance.
Dr. Nissman performs state-of-the-art no-stitch cataract surgery using the most cutting edge technology and equipment available.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nissman to see if cataract surgery would be right for you.