Cataract Doctors in Annville, PA
If you think you may have a cataract and need information about treatment options, contact Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Our skilled cataract doctors offer state-of-the-art surgery, lenses and technologies for patients in Annville, PA and across the region.
Our Cataract Team
The cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania are all board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and offer patients the latest advancements in eye care. Several are available to provide complete cataract diagnosis and treatment in our Lebanon office at 770 Norman Drive.
What is a Cataract?
The lens of the eye is made up mostly of water and protein. The protein works to keep the lens clear and transparent, allowing light to pass through the eye to the retina, where the images we see are formed.
As we age, the protein may begin to clump together and cloud over a small area of the lens. When the natural lens becomes cloudy, vision quality is diminished. Many people describe it as similar to looking through a foggy car window or a piece of waxed paper.
Cataracts cannot be prevented, and there is no proven treatment other than surgery. They are a normal part of aging and do not have to be removed immediately. If, however, 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, it may be time to consider having the cataract removed.
About Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL).
Surgery is performed under a special microscope and involves making a small incision. An ultrasonic needle is used to soften the lens material in order to remove it. This is called “phacoemulsification.”
Once all of the cataract material has been removed, an intraocular 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. The entire procedure takes less than one hour.
Cataract surgery is virtually painless and recovery is quick. The incision will heal on its own, and stitches are usually not required. And, because there are no uncomfortable stitches to care for, there are fewer post-surgery restrictions on your activities.
It is normal to have 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 reading and watching TV by the next day and return to work within two days to one week.
When you need exceptional doctors for cataract treatment in Annville, PA, get in touch with Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania for an appointment in our convenient Lebanon office. We are confident in our ability to provide you with outstanding eye care.
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