A series of tests will be performed by your ophthalmologist. An eye exam will be given to test how well you can see. Bring your glasses to your visit and a current list of any medications that you are taking. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your pupil in order to examine the condition of the lens and other parts of the eye.
If you suffer from vision loss that impairs your daily life, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery, which involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear implant made of an acrylic material, silicone, or PMMA (poly methyl methalcrolate).)
During cataract surgery, the affected lens is removed and replaced by a lens implant. There are
different surgical techniques used to remove the lens.
After the cataract is removed, it is usually replaced with a new, manmade lens called an intraocular lens.
Despite claims by the manufacturer of Similasin eyedrops, there is no effective non-surgical treatments for cataracts.
Even if your natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens, you probably will need a new eyeglass prescription. Ask your ophthalmologist about new Restor lens option. In most
cases will eliminate the need for glasses (for
distance or near) following the surgery.
Cataract surgery is usually done as an outpatient basis in an operating room under local anesthesia. Your ophthalmologist won’t remove cataracts in both eyes at the same time. You will be scheduled for two separate
Vision is usually improved within a few days after cataract surgery. Maximum improvement is usually achieved when new glasses are prescribed, several weeks after cataract surgery.