Thanks to your Queens cataracts surgery, you will be able to have clearer and sharper vision once again. At New York Cornea Consultants, we understand that when the effects of cataracts cause you to lose significant vision, it becomes nearly impossible to live your life in the way you want to. Some of the simplest pleasures, such as reading, watching a movie, or even driving a car become denied to you. But there is a solution and we have it.
Cataracts occur when a buildup of protein causes the lenses of your eyes to become cloudy. In the beginning, this may only be a minor inconvenience. Often, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses are enough early on to counteract the impact that cataracts have on you. However, over time there is a tendency for cataracts to become worse, leading to greatly reduced eyesight, as light becomes hindered from reaching your retina at the back of your eye. Our Queens cataracts surgery has two vital steps to the process. The first is to remove your eye lenses, which have become clouded over and are preventing you from seeing. Otherwise, your eyesight will only continue to decline, and blindness is a likely outcome.
The second part of our Queens cataracts surgery is to replace what your natural lenses did, which is to allow you to focus. To do this, we place intraocular lens implants or IOLs. They restore your focus and give you the unfettered vision that you have been missing. Even more impressive, today’s more advanced IOLs can be multi-focal, so you won’t have to wear eyeglasses or contacts for seeing up close or at distance. You will be freed from corrective lenses and enjoy the kind of vision that you may have thought was no longer possible. Not everyone will be considered a good candidate for IOLs, but if you’re not, then you can still wear prescription lenses and experience much better eyesight than you did when you had cataracts.
Some of the symptoms of cataracts that you should be aware of are blurred vision, poor night vision, difficulties reading, sensitivity to light, and colors that seem to fade or yellow. If you notice any of these signs, contact us and schedule an examination to find out if you should get our Queens cataracts surgery.