“How should patients choose a cataract surgeon?”

“How should patients choose a cataract surgeon?”

Choosing a cataract surgeon can be a daunting task.  With all the new and exciting technological advances in cataract surgery, there are a multitude of options available to improve your vision, and it is important that you have the opportunity to learn about them as well as to know what options might be best for you.  And though many ophthalmologists are excellent surgeons, very few have experience using the latest technologies.  Here are a few tips on what to ask surgeons before deciding who...

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“My doctor says my cataracts are not “ripe”. When is the right time for cataract surgery?”

“My doctor says my cataracts are not “ripe”. When is the right time for cataract surgery?”

While cataracts generally become visually frustrating to most people by their mid-seventies, more subtle vision changes can begin in your fifties.  Glare from lights making driving more uncomfortable, the need for brighter lights to read, and a general feeling that your vision “is just not as good as it used to be”, are all signs that your natural lenses may be losing their clarity.  Believe it or not, these are the beginnings of cataracts! Traditionally, patients have been told to wait...

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