But it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your eyes, so if you suspect there could be a problem, you should see an ophthalmologist immediately. Here are some of the cataract facts our patients ask for frequently:
If you visit your ophthalmologist and are diagnosed with a cataract, you might think that you will need to undergo surgery immediately to get rid of it. But in some cases, a doctor will choose to wait to perform cataract surgery. This is because cataracts usually start off very small and don’t impact your vision all that much, so if you have cataracts and they aren’t affecting your lifestyle, you can usually put off surgery until your condition gets worse.
If your doctor decides that you do need surgery, you will be happy to know that in most cases, cataracts can be removed quickly and completely.
Years ago, people who suffered from cataracts were destined to wear thick, unsightly glasses after undergoing surgery. But the technology involved in cataract surgery has improved greatly, and most people respond positively to their new intraocular lenses.
These are just a few things you should know about cataracts, but we know you might have more questions that you want to ask, and Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York is here to help. Call us at 716-632-3545 today to schedule a consultation.