Cataracts affect many older people and some young people. This is a progressive condition that may start with a decrease in the ability to drive at night and may later result in blurred daytime vision, colors that are duller than before and eventually completely cloudy vision. Fortunately, this is a highly treatable condition. Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure worldwide and an Eye Surgeon in Wichita KS helps patients solve their vision problems every day by removing cloudy lenses and replacing them with clear, artificial lenses.
The procedure is typically covered by public and private insurance. However, the standard intraocular lens that is inserted in place of the cloudy lens can only focus at one distance. Most people choose a lens that allows them to see at a distance and they use reading glasses when they want to see things that are closer to them. However, there are other options for people who want to see clearly without relying on glasses at all. People who had clear vision prior to developing cataracts may see a great value in investing in premium lenses so they don’t have to wear glasses.
An eye surgeon in Wichita, KS may be able to complete the procedure in less than an hour. Patients typically go home shortly after their surgery and may return later to have their other eye treated. Most patients are able to see out of the treated eye the same day. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by their surgeon. They may need to sleep with a patch over their eye and apply medicated drops to their eye several times a day to prevent infection.
Although cataracts can interfere with a person’s life, preventing them from driving at night or enjoying the bright colors in drawings they receive from their grandchildren, there’s no reason to live with them forever. Anyone who has cataracts and is ready to see clearly again can call us today to schedule an appointment with an experienced surgeon. A surgeon can help a patient choose the perfect new lenses for their lifestyle, so they’ll never miss night-time event or picture from their grandchild again.
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