Cataracts are a treatable condition of the eye. As you age, protein deposits build up on the eye's lens, which causes cloudy vision. Many people with cataracts compare their vision to looking out of a dirty window. Cataracts also cause blurry vision, seeing halos around lights, fading of colors, sensitivity to light and glare, and frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription. Dr. Carl Sylvester and Dr. Deena Sylvester at Sylvester Eye Care both specialize in cataract surgery.
Small Incision Cataract Surgery (Phacoemulsification)
This is the most common type of cataract surgery. It is performed in a hospital or surgical center while you are awake, and eye drops are used to numb your eye. The eye surgeon creates a small incision on the side of the cornea. We use a tiny probe that emits ultrasound waves to soften and break up the lens so it can be removed.
When our eye surgeon removes your eye's natural lens, we will replace it with an artificial lens known as an intraocular lens. There are a few intraocular lens options available:
- Standard lens implants: These lenses are designed to correct vision at one distance. For example, the lenses can correct your distance vision, but if you are also farsighted, you will need eyeglasses to read. You can also get an intraocular lens for distance vision in one eye and an intraocular lens for close-up vision in the other eye if you do not want to wear glasses.
- Presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses: These lenses are designed to treat near and distance vision for patients with presbyopia. They are used so that patients do not need to rely on glasses to see correctly.
- Toric intraocular lenses: These lenses are designed to treat astigmatism. They are designed to correct astigmatism and correct distance vision.
Get Treatment for Your Cataracts in Oklahoma City, OK
Cataract surgery is a routine procedure. Dr. Carl Sylvester and Dr. Deena Sylvester at Sylvester Eye Care will answer any questions that you may have regarding the procedure. The surgery is relatively non-invasive and can significantly correct your vision. Call our North Oklahoma City office today at (405) 607-8948 or our South Oklahoma City office at (405) 778-8993. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.