Intraocular lens surgery becomes necessary when cataracts cause the natural lens to become worn out. You’ll know it’s time to visit an ophthalmologist when you begin to see starburst patterns, halos or glare when you are looking at lights. Reading also becomes difficult due to blurred vision. Putting off intraocular lens surgery will lead you to give up night driving, or stop doing something you love, such as reading. To regain your eyesight without blurred vision or halos, meet with our ophthalmologist, who will examine your eyes and, if appropriate, will discuss the benefits of intraocular lens surgery for patients from Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.
Ten Minutes Per Eye is the Norm for Intraocular Lens Surgery
Since all prescription needs are different, the intraocular lens will be measured to fit your prescription. During your intraocular lens surgery, a clear intraocular lens will be implanted during this outpatient procedure. Eye drops will be used for anesthesia, and you will remain sedated but awake for the entire procedure. The intraocular lens surgery will take only ten minutes per eye. The ophthalmologist will examine you and decide if both eyes can be done during the same surgery. Whether you have the intraocular lens surgery on one eye or two, this procedure is known for a quick recovery, of approximately one week, so you can get back to your life in Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. Another benefit of intraocular lens surgery for cataracts is that your distance and near vision can be improved to the point of no longer having to wear glasses.
Presbyopia and Farsightedness Corrected with Intraocular Lens Surgery
Another Intraocular lens surgery which can improve near vision as well as distance vision, is refractive lens exchange, also called clear lens exchange or lens replacement surgery. Often those with presbyopia or farsightedness, in Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, will choose refractive lens exchange surgery to improve their vision. This surgery uses an intraocular lens to replace your clear natural lens. This is done to correct the refractive error found during your examination. It will also give you sharper focus, and will reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. For more information on intraocular lens surgery, call 877-878-7890.