North Texas Center for Sight
Comprehensive Ophthalmology located in Denton, TX
When cloudy vision and light sensitivity start affecting your daily activities, it’s time to consider cataract surgery with Nicki Sayani, MD, and the team at North Texas Center for Sight in Denton, Texas. Cataract surgery improves your eyesight, making it possible to resume night driving and other daily activities affected by poor eyesight. Don’t suffer from declining vision, call the practice or schedule an appointment online to find out if cataract surgery is right for you.
What is cataract surgery?
Cataracts cause blurry vision and increased glare from lights. The lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. If your cataracts reduce your vision to the point of making it difficult to complete your day-to-day activities, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure performed by an ophthalmologist to replace your cloudy lens with intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to restore your vision. There are two types of lens implants available at North Texas Center for Sight, including:
If you need improved distance, mid-range, and reading vision, the premium intraocular lens implants are the best option. Premium IOLs include PanOptix®️ by Alcon.
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Family of Multifocal IOLs
A slightly older, less expensive option, the ReSTOR family of intraocular lens implants can improve distance and reading vision, with some improvement for mid-range vision. They can be used to correct astigmatism.
Cataract surgery is also recommended for patients with other eye problems such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, so the doctor can see the back of your eye through your lens.
What complications are associated with cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is a commonly performed procedure and side effects are rare. If you experience any complications, most are very easily treated. Potential complications when you undergo cataract surgery include:
- Eye infection
- Artificial lens dislocation
- Retinal detachment
- Development of secondary cataract
- Drooping eyelid
- Reduced or blurry vision
- Retinal detachment
With no other eye diseases or conditions present, cataract surgeries have a 98% success rate for improving your vision. However, if you have other eye conditions your risk for complications increases. Your doctor determines if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery based on your health and goals.
What should I expect during cataract surgery?
Your doctor creates two tiny incisions in the transparent tissue covering the front of your eye so that they may access the lens capsule. The lens capsule holds the lens in the proper place in your eye.
Your doctor then creates a small opening in the lens capsule and uses an ultrasound device to break the lens into tiny pieces, which are then suctioned out of your eye. Once the cloudy lens is removed, your doctor inserts the clear, artificial lens into place. The incisions heal without the need for stitches.
When will I experience results from cataract surgery?
Some patients have improved vision the day after cataract surgery, while others need a few days or as long as a month to experience full results.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for cataract surgery, call North Texas Center for Sight or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.