Cataract surgery recovery can be a manageable process. While some side effects are possible during surgery, most people will only need to wear special sunglasses and use medicated eye drops to prevent complications. For the best results, follow your surgeon’s instructions closely and let them know if you notice any sudden changes in your vision.
Cataract surgery may be the most common form of surgery performed in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that you know exactly what to expect. As with any surgical procedure, being prepared for what’s going to happen is the best way to alleviate any fears that you may have.
Your surgeon will decide if you’re ready for cataract surgery. The procedure occurs under local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. Using a laser or ultrasound device, your surgeon will break up the cataract, remove it, and replace it with a new lens. Make sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders before surgery.Read more
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and your risk increases with age. If you’re at risk of cataracts, what begins as a little spot of cloudiness in your vision will only grow over time. Cataracts interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks and can prevent you from living the active lifestyle you’ve come to love.
At Baptist Eye Surgeons, it’s our mission to provide you with the highest quality of vision care possible. To help you understand more about cataracts, we’ll take a deep dive into every important aspect of the disease so you know what to look out for and what to do about it.Read more
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness all over the world. They result in clouded lenses which are easily treated in their early stages and can be treated with surgery if you qualify for the procedure. Despite the fact that they’re so common, it’s still important to understand what can cause cataracts so you know what to expect if you develop them.
The most common cause of cataracts is aging, with half of Americans having some type of cataract by the age of 75. Genetics can also play an important role if you have a family history of the condition. Other causes can be controlled or managed, such as smoking, UV exposure, and diabetes. One surprising cause of cataracts is eye injuries, which can result in the development of cataracts much earlier than normal.Read more
Glaucoma can have many causes. Some are common knowledge, such as cataracts and complications from high blood pressure or diabetes, but others can be surprising. Different types of eye injuries, OTC or prescription steroids, and eye melanomas can also cause you to develop this dangerous eye disease.Read more
While many people don’t actually mind getting older, many of us do mind the visible signs of aging, which can prompt us to consider cosmetic surgery. Others seek out cosmetic consultations because they want to remove acne scars or correct uneven skin tones. Whatever the reason, Baptist Eye Surgeons offers a variety of cosmetic surgery options to help you achieve your goals and have the skin you have always wanted.Read more
More and more people are asking if LASIK surgery is the right choice to fix their vision problems. While not everyone will be a good candidate for the procedure, many will qualify and many more have benefitted from LASIK. With that in mind, we’re continuing our three-part series on what you can expect on your LASIK journey from start to finish.Read more
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Glaucoma and diabetes
- Diabetic macular edema
- Cataracts and diabetes
- Diagnosing and treating diabetic eye disease