Thursday, May 5, 2011

When to Have Cataract Surgery?

Question: How does one know it is "time" to have Cataract Surgery? I have heard it is better to wait until it is driving you crazy!!!

Answer: The decision on when to have Cataract Surgery is somewhat a personal one based on your vision and the hassle and inconvenience of not seeing clearly and functioning comfortably and safely. Depending on what you need or what you would like to do-drive, drive at night, see faces clearly, read signs in sunlight, see the clergyman’s facial expressions, etc.-you can decide to have a Cataract removed when it is annoying to you. Years ago patients had to wait for Cataracts to get “ripe” before they could be removed. Today, top Cataract Surgeons using modern Cataract Surgery techniques can remove a Cataract and insert a Lens Implant to correct your vision when it prevents you from doing things in your everyday life comfortably, conveniently and safely. You certainly do not have to wait, nor would it be particularly wise to let the Cataract progress to where it “drives you crazy.” Your lifestyle, daily routine and safety come first.

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