Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cataract Surgeon Appointment Timing

Question: Cataracts are forming in both of my eyes. My optometrist said that I might want to have the one in my left eye removed next year. When should I make an appointment to see a cataract surgeon? Can this appointment take the place of my regular annual visit to my ophthalmologist?

Answer: As long as there are no medically urgent or risk increasing eye problems-such as narrowing of the eye drainage angles-the decision on when to have Cataract Surgery and a Lens Implant is really driven by the patient's degree of dissatisfaction with their vision and overall comfort and confidence in activities of daily life and work. That said, if having Cataract Surgery is likely in the near future, it would be wise to schedule an appointment with either your ophthalmologist or the best Cataract Surgeon you can find in your area in order to follow you appropriately. If for some reason your ophthalmologist does not perform Cataract Surgery then they will be happy to refer you to someone they trust.

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