Are you considering cataract surgery?
- Posted on: Feb 28 2020
Cataracts are a common problem that can be seen in adult patients over the age of 40. For some patients, cataracts are just a sign of aging. However, this blurring and fogginess associated with cataracts can be bothersome for many patients and can impact their overall vision health and acuity. Patients who have been diagnosed with cataracts are often interested in speaking to a professional to determine the best course of treatment to restore their vision, especially if they are considering cataract surgery.
What happens during cataract surgery?
During cataract surgery, Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer will remove the cloudy lens impacted by cataracts from the inside of the eye, and replace it with an artificial lens, called an IOL or “intraocular lens.” In doing so, the patients can restore and clear their vision as it was before cataracts developed. The procedure is performed with proper local anesthetic and anesthesia for the patient to ensure comfort, and is preformed quickly at a surgical facility. Patients are not required to stay overnight at the hospital, as this is an outpatient procedure. Patients should arrange transportation to and from the office with a friend or family member.
When do I need cataract surgery?
The timing of performing cataract surgery may vary from patient to patient. This is especially true of patients who have vision insurance and plan on utilizing their benefits. Many vision insurance plans will not provide coverage for cataract surgery if their vision has not been impacted enough. In the earlier stages of cataracts, many patients can maintain proper vision. However, if the condition is causing patients to experience continued problems and reduced vision, they may be able to have the procedure performed with coverage by their insurance. Patients who are paying out-of-pocket for their entire procedure can have cataract surgery performed at any time, as long as their doctor feels they are an appropriate candidate for treatment.
Call Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer today
Skokie, IL area patients faced with the need for cataract surgery are urged to connect with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer to discuss their candidacy for surgery. The practice is located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Ste. 201 and can be reached by phone at (847) 677-2794.
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