Cataract Surgery Co-Management
Village Eye Care provides cataract surgery co-management services to residents of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Our eye doctors will advise about the best surgeons in the Fayetteville, NC area for your cataract eye surgery and will manage your pre and post eye surgery treatments.
Reasons to discuss cataract surgery with one of our optometrists:
- Receive an unbiased review of your vision and whether it’s the right time for cataract surgery.
- Review the various forms of IOL (intraocular lens) implants would be beneficial for your needs.
- Are Multifocal IOLs worth the cost?
- Would a toric IOL actually work?
- Expectations out of an IOL
- Complete pre & post management of your cataracts with the latest in eye care technology. Advanced digital retinal imaging & medical expertise will provide you a thorough evaluation of your eyes. Our cutting-edge technology provides the most information about your candidacy for cataract surgery and, for after surgery, a complete picture how your eyes are healing.
Cataracts is a disease of the eye that results in the clouding of the lens of the eyeball. Cataracts prevent clear images from appearing on the eye’s retina; causing mild, moderate, even severe blurred vision. Watch a short video about cataracts now.
Typically an eye disorder associated with aging (over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery), cataracts generally occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye changes and gets older.
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over the time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of transparency, causing impairment or loss of vision. During cataract surgery, a patient’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the lens’s transparency.
Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens implant is inserted (eye surgeons say that the lens is “implanted”). Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) in an ambulatory (rather than inpatient) setting, in a surgical center or hospital, using local anesthesia (either topical, peribulbar, or retrobulbar), usually causing little or no discomfort to the patient. Well over 90% of operations are successful in restoring useful vision, with a low complication rate. Minimally invasive, small incision phacoemulsification with quick post-op recovery has become the standard of care in cataract surgery all over the world.
The more you know about cataracts, the better prepared you will be to deal with them – or help prevent them in the first place!