Cataract Facts vs Myths #6

Cataract Facts vs Myths #6

Myth: Cataract surgery is painful and risky. 

Fact: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a more than 95 percent success rate. 

Of course, as with any surgery, risks do exist, and your ophthalmologist will discuss it with you before the procedure. Thanks to technological advances, cataract surgery has come a long way. It’s typically an outpatient procedure that takes 15-30 minutes, requiring only tiny incisions and often no sutures. Laser assisted cataract surgery makes this safe procedure even more accurate and safer. In most cases, normal activities may be resumed the day after surgery, although patients will need to avoid bending or lifting anything heavy for up to three weeks after the procedure. 

It is impossible to truly describe the delight of seeing the world in sharp focus through you own eyes again. It is like being a younger you.

Disclaimer: The medical content provided is not intended to replace appropriate medical consultation with a qualified health care provider. According to research Refractive cataract surery is safe and effective but not everyone is a good candidate for Refractive cataract surery. Vision can change over time. Medical outcomes cannot be guaranteed. Results vary, risks and complications can occur with any medical procedure. Patient testimonials are the opinion of that patient about their individual experience.

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