When Might I Need Cataract Surgery?

Beautiful woman relaxing on comfortable leather sofa with digital tablet If you have received a diagnosis of cataracts, you will likely start to work with an eyecare provider to discuss treatment options. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL, will discuss all of the possible treatment options, including lifestyle changes. These may include taking extra steps, such as wearing sunglasses outdoors or special glasses indoors at night. He may also suggest using magnifying lenses or other special eyewear to help improve vision when reading. However, for some, the best course of action is cataract eye surgery.

What Happens During Cataract Surgery With Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer?

Cataract eye surgery is a safe and effective procedure that involves replacing the opaque lens of your eye with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia, meaning you will be awake but sedated during the operation. During cataract eye surgery, your ophthalmologist will make a small incision in your cornea and remove the cloudy lens before inserting a clear IOL in its place. The entire procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes, and the results are often immediate. After cataract eye surgery, you may experience improved vision without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.

When Might I Require Cataract Eye Surgery?

Cataract eye surgery may be necessary if you experience blurred vision, increased glare from lights or difficulty with night vision, fading or yellowing of colors, double vision in one eye, frequent changes in eyeglass prescription and/or a halo effect around lights. In addition, cataracts can begin to obstruct your vision if left untreated for too long. If any of these symptoms are present, it is recommended that an ophthalmologist such as Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer perform a thorough eye exam to determine if cataract surgery is needed.

Call Our Office Today for a Comprehensive Consultation

Cataract eye surgery is generally a safe and effective way to restore vision and improve ocular health. However, it is vital that you discuss all of your options with an experienced ophthalmologist, such as Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, before making any treatment decisions. He can provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision about cataract surgery. Call his office at 847-677-2794 to discuss this treatment with him at his Skokie, IL, area practice. With careful planning, attention to detail, and skilled technique, Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer can help you achieve clear vision once again!

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