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What To Expect Before, During, And After Premium Advanced Lens Cataract Surgery

The time has arrived for you to have cataract surgery. No longer is it a one-size-fits-all procedure. Seniors today are active, enjoy life, and expect the latest technology. They crave great vision. Life after cataract surgery can be life-changing!

If you are considering a premium advanced lens cataract surgery, let’s discuss what to expect before, during and after.

It Starts with a Consultation and Your Goals

Before premium advanced lens cataract surgery, patients undergo a detailed evaluation. Just like with LASIK surgery, you must be evaluated to determine if you are a good candidate.

Overall eye health is determined along with any issues that may exclude you from moving forward, like high levels of astigmatism or eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Once you are physically approved, the next prerequisite is a discussion of your goals. Your goals for your vision after surgery should align with the benefits of premium advanced lens cataract surgery.

For example, your goals may include:

  • Not wearing glasses for most activities
  • Being able to play golf
  • Driving at night without difficulty

On the other hand, you might want to:

  • Be able to read small print
  • Work on the computer without glasses
  • Not mind wearing glasses to drive at night

Once you have decided on your goals and your non-negotiables, you can then have a discussion about which lens might be best for you.

Several new advanced lenses, like the Symfony Lens, can give you clear vision at all distances, near, far and intermediate, with minimal need for glasses.

The doctors at South Texas Eye Institute will review your test results and recommend your best options.

During Surgery

South Texas Eye Institute has the most advanced laser cataract surgery available today. Your surgeon will create a miniscule opening using a femtosecond laser to reach the old lens. Then it is broken into tiny pieces for removal. Because the procedure uses less energy than old technology, patients are assured of laser precision with more accuracy and better outcomes. The new lens is inserted without need for stitches or sutures.

The entire surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure with only local anesthetic.

After Cataract Surgery

After cataract surgery, expect some blurry vision for a few days, but clear vision will return shortly thereafter and remain stable. There are few restrictions other than to avoid rubbing your eyes or pressing on them for about two weeks.

Purchase a quality pair of sunglasses to reduce glare and protect your eyes.

Other than that, you can resume normal activities almost immediately. You can safely shower, play golf, exercise, read, apply makeup, and even take a plane trip after laser cataract surgery.

Contact the cataract specialists in San Antonio’s South Texas Eye Institute to schedule an appointment.

There is life after cataract surgery! And great vision!