Five Benefits of Cataract Surgery

When you have cataracts, you may have blurry vision or eye pain. With the help of cataract surgery at Focal Point Vision, our doctors can help correct vision problems, such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. The most obvious benefit of cataract surgery is the ability to see more clearly. However, cataract surgery also improves a patient’s quality of life. Cataracts can prevent you from being able to do everyday tasks, including driving or reading. After a comprehensive eye exam, we can decide the best possible surgery option for your eye health. We offer cataract surgery to our patients throughout San Antonio, TX.

Symptoms of cataracts

Cataracts occur when there is a change within the proteins of the lens in your eye. These proteins will make the lens cloudy and prevent light from passing through. This is what causes vision loss.

Some common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Light sensitivity

  • Blurry, cloudy, or dim vision

  • Glares

  • Halos around lights

  • Frequent changes in your eyes’ prescription

  • Double vision in one or both eyes

In the beginning, the cloudiness of the cataract may only affect some of your eye’s lens. However, as it grows larger, it will cloud more of the lens. We can examine and diagnose you with cataracts during a standard eye exam.

Benefits of cataract surgery

Some benefits of getting cataract surgery at Focal Point Vision include:

  1. Quick procedure

  2. Simple recovery

  3. Improved vision

  4. Better quality of life

  5. Protects your eye health.

During a consultation at our San Antonio, TX office, we can help you decide which cataract surgery is best for your eye health.

What to expect during cataract surgery in San Antonio, TX

This surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia with eye drops that numb the eye’s surface. You will be awake for the procedure, and your vision will be extremely blurry. Most of our patients do not feel any pain during their surgery, which lasts less than a half hour. We use a laser to break up and remove your damaged lens. A new lens is inserted.

Cataract surgery recovery

After your cataract surgery, your eyes may feel itchy and be somewhat sensitive to light. This is normal and will subside in a day or two. We will prescribe you medicated eye drops to help with healing and to prevent infection. Our doctors suggest that you do not rub or touch your eyes after surgery or drive.

How long does it take to get clear vision after cataract surgery?

Generally, it will take about two to three months for your vision to be clear. If you have any residual farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism, you may need eyeglasses. During your follow-up visits to Focal Point Vision, our vision professionals can track your healing and determine when your vision has stabilized.

Achieve clear vision with cataract treatment in San Antonio

At Focal Point Vision, our doctors help treat patients with cataracts throughout San Antonio, TX. During an eye exam, we can evaluate your eye health and offer the most professional opinion on the best cataract treatment for you. To schedule an appointment to learn about cataract surgery, call our office today. Ultimately, an early diagnosis will help improve your quality of life.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.