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Cataract Surgery in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Parkland

You realize that lights are no longer clear and defined. Instead, they are now surrounded by a halo, causing a glare. The crisp vision you once had is now faded and everything seems a little fuzzy. This happens to most people, especially as they age. Cataracts form, causing a clouding of the eye lens. To remove this cloudiness and regain clear vision, cataract surgery is required. Residents of Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Parkland will only trust Dr. Andrew Shatz to perform their cataract surgery. As one of the leading cataract surgeons in the nation, Dr. Shatz has advanced laser cataract surgery training and has performed more than 25,000 intraocular lens procedures over the last 20 years.

Cataract Surgery Procedure and Recovery Time

When one hears the word surgery, hospitals, anesthesia and long recovery periods come to mind. Cataract surgery requires none of those. The Sight Trust Institute is the premier cataract surgery center, featuring the most advanced technology in cataract surgery.  Dr. Shatz and his team provide a thorough examination to determine which laser surgery procedure is best for you. The cataract surgery can take approximately five to twenty minutes and general anesthesia is not used. Using only eye drops to numb your eyes and a mild sedative, Dr. Shatz can begin this painless procedure. Most patients often resume their normal lifestyle almost immediately. Within 30 minutes of the cataract surgery, patients from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation can go home. It’s recommended to take it a little slower immediately after surgery and it could take one to two weeks for your eyesight to adjust. Remember, you had surgery and healing needs to be done.

Cataract Surgery for Both Eyes

Many patients from Boca Raton, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale require cataract surgery in both eyes. Depending on the health of your eyes, will determine if it’s possible to have cataract surgery on both eyes during the same visit. Dr. Shatz and his team often suggest waiting one week after the first cataract surgery, until your eye has completely healed and your vision has stabilized. If Dr. Shatz determines you are a candidate, he will perform bilateral cataract surgery on you during the same visit. The recovery time for bilateral cataract surgery has a similar recovery period as cataract surgery in one eye. It is recommended to not do anything strenuous after cataract surgery and try to keep your eyes free from dirt and debris. Within a few hours of surgery, your vision will start to improve. For more information on cataract surgery, visit or call (877) 878-7890.

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