If you are looking for skilled cataract surgeons near you in Berks County, Montgomery County, Schuylkill County, or the surrounding area, Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania offers patients the highest level of safety in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.
When you are experiencing cloudy or blurred vision, sensitivity to sunlight, glares and halos around bright lights (especially when driving), or difficulty with daily activities, such as reading, watching TV and golfing, and think you may have a cataract, the first step is to have your eyes examined by one of the our incredibly skilled cataract specialists.
About Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania
- We are the leading ophthalmology practice in the region, with four convenient locations in Wyomissing, Pottsville, Pottstown and Blandon.
- The cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania utilize the most advanced specialized instruments and equipment to analyze and optimize the outcome of every cataract procedure.
- All of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and continually update their skills and knowledge to offer patients the latest advancements in eye care.
- Our cataract specialists have received their training at some of the most respected medical schools in the world, including The Wilmer Eye Institute and Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Tufts New England Eye Center in Boston, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, and the Scheie Eye Institute and Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
What to Expect from Cataract Surgery
Cataract Surgery is one of the most successful and safest procedures performed in the world. In fact, more than 3 million are performed each year in the United States.
Most cataract surgeries are done on an outpatient basis. The surgeon will remove the natural lens of your eye which has become cloudy and replace it with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL).
The surgery is performed under a special microscope and involves making a tiny incision. An ultrasonic needle is then used to soften the old, cloudy lens material to make it easier to remove.
Once the cloudy lens material has been removed, an artificial lens is inserted through the incision and positioned inside the eye, where it will stay. You will never feel the intraocular lens or even know it’s there.
Cataract surgery is virtually painless and recovery is quick. The incision will heal itself, and stitches are rarely required. The entire surgery takes about 15 minutes, although there will be some pre-surgery preparations and a short recovery period afterward, so you can expect to be in the surgery center for 1 ½ or 2 hours.
You may experience some sensitivity or itchiness for the first day or two after surgery, but severe pain is very rare. You should also be able to resume your normal activities, like reading and watching TV, by the next day, and return to work within two days to one week.
The only way to “cure” a cataract is with surgery. Vision can be restored in most people, and the best thing about it is that the original cataract can never come back.
A careful eye examination by a cataract surgeon near you, such as the highly skilled surgeons at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania, will determine how your cataracts are affecting your vision and what treatment options are available. Get in touch with us today.