How Much Downtime Do I Need After Cataract Surgery?
When you hear the word “surgery,” you probably first think of a complicated procedure that involves weeks of recovery. While that may be true of many types of surgery, that does not apply to cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is considered a surgery because it involves removing the eye’s lens, but the operation is gentle enough that the ensuing downtime is not substantial.
In this blog, Dr. Gabriel Lazcano and Dr. Abraham Awad of Laser Eye Center of Miami explain in greater detail what amount of downtime you can expect following cataract surgery. Continue reading →
Why Cataract Surgery Is So Much Easier Than It Used To Be
There has never been a better or safer time to undergo cataract surgery. In the past few decades, cataract surgeons have improved the safety and visual outcomes of the surgery by incorporating the use of state-of-the-art technology.
If you are facing the prospect of cataract surgery, you can feel confident that your treatment will be easier and faster than it was for previous generations — and you will be able to see better, too! Take a moment to learn from the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami how cataract surgery has evolved since its inception. Continue reading →
Understanding the Different Types of Cataracts
While all cataracts impair vision by clouding the eyes’ lenses, not all cataracts are the same. To help patients better understand cataracts, the doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami have provided this guide to distinguish between the types of cataracts that can develop on the eyes. Read on to learn about nuclear sclerotic cataracts, cortical cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts and congenital cataracts: Continue reading →
At What Age Should You Start Worrying about Cataracts?
Nearly half of all adults who reach the age of 75 develop cataracts. This common eye condition clouds the natural lens, causing blurry or hazy vision. At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our award-winning eye doctors meet with patients who are worried about the formation of cataracts. Here, they explain what age cataracts should become a concern. Continue reading →
How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?
While it is natural to feel apprehensive ahead of a surgical procedure, the great news about cataract surgery is that it has earned a reputation for being safe and highly successful. At the Laser Eye Center of Miami, our doctors want to make sure our patients know all of the details about cataract treatment, including just how long the procedure takes. Here is the breakdown: Continue reading →
How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs
During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens will be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The lens you select will provide you with clear vision after surgery.
There is no single perfect IOL that Laser Eye Center of Miami recommends to everyone. Your eyes, lifestyle and personal preferences are unlike anyone else’s, and we understand that.
It can be confusing to sort through your IOL options. If you are unsure of how to go about selecting the right IOL for your needs, the following tips should be useful. Continue reading →
Debunking Common Myths About Cataracts
Cataracts are one of the most common vision conditions to affect American adults. Chances are you or a loved one will develop cataracts at some point in life, so it is important to have accurate facts about their causes and treatments. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami sets the record straight about cataracts in this post. Continue reading →
Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts
The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center of Miami are experts in the treatment of cataracts. But the reasons why cataracts develop are more of a mystery to us. Age is believed to be the biggest risk factor for cataract development, and other factors such as sun exposure, smoking and poor diet have also been implicated.
Obviously you cannot change your age, but you can make a few healthy lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent or delay the onset of cataracts. Read on for our team’s best tips. Continue reading →
Simple Ways Cataract Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life
Cataract surgery can improve your vision by replacing your clouded lens with an implant. Your new lens can give you clearer vision, but it can also benefit you in other ways. In this post, the team at the Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses how cataract surgery can improve your quality of life. Continue reading →
How to Know If It’s Time for Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a part of the natural aging process and something you cannot avoid. As your eye’s lens ages, it becomes cloudier and more yellow. This causes objects to look blurry, hazy or duller than normal.
The only way to treat a cataract is surgically. The clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear lens implant.
However, not every cataract needs to be immediately removed just because it is present. Cataracts are a progressive condition, and in the early stages, they may not cause noticeable visual symptoms. As they gradually mature, they can start to cause symptoms that affect daily living. When the effects of cataracts take a toll on your quality of life, it is time to consider having them removed.
The choice to have cataract surgery is very personal. It is your eye doctor’s responsibility to educate you about cataracts and your condition, and your decision to undergo surgery. Continue reading →