Cataracts can lead to clouded, blurry vision that may affect your ability to see clearly. If you need cataract surgery to repair your vision, board-certified ophthalmologist Jeffrey Tran, MD, provides patient-focused care at Stratus Eye in Suwanee, Georgia. Call the ophthalmology clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is a procedure that removes the lens inside your eye and replaces it with a clearer artificial lens.
The lens sits behind the iris, the colored portion of your eye. It’s responsible for focusing light into the retina, the light-sensitive tissue toward the back of the eye that sends information to the optic nerve. The optic nerve then transmits these signals into the brain, which creates images for you to see.
A cataract is an eye disorder that causes the lens to cloud and fog, leading to blurry vision and poor eyesight. Cataract surgery can help restore and sharpen your vision.
Dr. Tran may recommend cataract surgery if your condition impairs your ability to see clearly, read, drive, or perform your daily activities. You may not realize you have a cataract until you visit Dr. Tran’s office for a comprehensive eye exam.
Common symptoms of cataracts include:
Dr. Tran may also recommend cataract surgery if you frequently have to change the prescriptions for your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Cataracts usually affect both eyes, but they can develop in only one. Cataracts that appear in both eyes can develop at different rates.
Dr. Tran proudly provides a premium cataract surgery experience through modern techniques and advanced technology. Some patients may even be candidates for laser eye surgery.
When you arrive for your procedure, Dr. Tran administers numbing eyedrops to minimize your discomfort. Once you’re comfortable, he creates a small incision in the surface of your eye with a thin blade or laser device. He then breaks apart the clouded lens to remove it and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
The incisions from cataract surgery usually heal on their own and rarely require stitches. After the procedure, Dr. Tran monitors you for about 30 minutes to assess your condition and provides you with detailed aftercare instructions before sending you home. Dr. Tran offers all his patients educational guidance to ensure their recovery is successful.
Call Stratus Eye today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cataract surgery.