Choosing to undergo cataract surgery in Scottsdale, AZ puts you one step closer to regaining the visual clarity and brightness you once knew. The decisions required to create a customized surgical plan that best suits your lifestyle should be a collaborative effort by both yourself and your surgeon.
Our surgeons are committed to providing you with all of the information you need to be an advocate for your vision. Understanding the basics of surgery alongside customizable options will help give you confidence in your surgical experience. Call 623-249-7589 today to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our surgeons and learn more about Cataract surgery!
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is what your natural lens is called after it has become cloudy. Cataracts develop naturally with age and affect millions of people each year.
How does a Cataract affect Me?
Although each patient is different, cataracts cause visual symptoms such as glare, blurry images, “haze,” and loss of contrast.
How are Cataracts Treated?
A cataract operation is indicated when you cannot adequately function or are unable to perform desired daily activities due to diminished sight produced by the cataract.
Using a microscopic incision, the cataract is removed from the eye with an ultrasound device. The artificial lens replacement is then rolled up and inserted into the eye. As it opens, the lens is positioned properly by the ophthalmic surgeon.
How Long is Recovery after Cataract Surgery?
In most cases, the patient will have adequate vision for daily activities within 24 hours, good vision in a week, and outstanding vision within a month following their cataract surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Because the incision is so small, there are few physical restrictions that they will have to contend with.
Will the Cataract Come Back?
No. Once a cataract is removed it will not return. The artificial lens placed in the eye will remain for the rest of your life.
Will I Need Glasses After Surgery?
Cataract surgery has come a long way over the past decade. Patients now have the option to minimize glasses altogether with advanced intraocular lenses. Using advanced techniques, patients can have the freedom of excellent vision while driving a car, using a computer, or reading a book.
What Should I Expect During My First Visit?
- Measurements of both eyes
- Eye Health History with Dilated Exam
- Consultation with one of our surgeons regarding your customized surgical plan
- Scheduling of procedure with patient care coordinators
- After your evaluation, you and your physician are the only parties who can determine if or when you should have cataract surgery. The decision should be made based on personal visual needs and medical considerations.
"I now have 20/20 vision for the first time in my life. I never had a procedure that made me better than I was before. Thank you, Dr. Suedekum!!!" -- Robert P.
Schedule Your Consultation for Cataract Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ
If you believe you may be a candidate for cataract surgery, contact our office at 643-249-7589 today! Or, you can fill out the form in our contact page and our office will help you set up your appointment. our experienced doctors look forward to serving you!