May 12, 2023
If you’re looking for cataract relief, OOMC will help you find the best ophthalmologist for your cataract surgery.
We have a large network of surgery centers and ophthalmologists, who prioritize the patient experience. Find the location nearest to you to schedule a consultation today.
One of the best ways to find an ophthalmologist who can perform cataract surgery is through the doctor who originally diagnosed you.
Our experienced teams take a collaborative approach to treatment, ensuring your current doctor stays informed and that we understand your specific needs. We’ll work with you and your doctor to achieve the best outcome possible.
There are two surgical ways to approach the removal of cataracts:
Ultrasound cataract surgery, on average, takes about 10-15 minutes. The surgeon will use a high-frequency ultrasound device to break up the cataract in the eye. The fragments will be suctioned out, while the membrane around the lens is left intact.
A new, artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, is implanted into the membrane during surgery, without additional stitches. This lens helps you see more clearly, minimizing the need for glasses or contacts.
Each lens is based specifically on your needs and lifestyle, which we’ll discuss before surgery, with both you and your doctor.
Laser cataract surgery is also known as Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. This surgery uses laser technology to simplify the procedure.
The surgeon will use a 3D image of your eye to pinpoint the cataract and learn its depth and length for removal using ultrasound. The femtosecond laser allows us to soften the lens, make an incision, and even treat small astigmatisms easily.
Recovery from cataract surgery depends on your surgery and your individual healing time. It may take a few days or a couple of weeks. During this time, do not rub or press on your eye.
In general, you may see your vision improve in only a couple of days. Your surgeon will inform you of anything you need to do after surgery, including the use of eyedrops and attending follow-up appointments.
Your ophthalmologist will let you know the activity level you can resume when surgery is completed. If your ophthalmologist is connected with OOMC, you may be able to see them for follow-ups.
Vision in the eye may start out blurry. However, it’ll likely sharpen as your eye heals. As your eye heals, you may additionally notice that colors seem brighter.
Cataracts are often yellow- or brown-tinted and mute colors, altering the way your eye visualizes color. Once removed, you’ll likely experience colors fully.
If you want to find the best ophthalmologist for your cataract surgery, an excellent way to do so is to sit down with your potential doctor.
Learn a little bit about the ophthalmologists on our staff through our website and schedule your consultation today.
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