Cataract Specialist Kutztown, PA

Cataracts are a natural part of aging. Nearly 25 million Americans have them today and, by age 75, most people will definitely have a cataract significant enough to affect vision. Cataracts are caused by a natural protein breakdown; they can’t be prevented and are only fixed by surgery. If you are in Kutztown PA, our cataract specialist is close by in our Blandon office at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.

Cataract surgery is safe and effective

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgeries performed today. Cataracts form as proteins in the eye break down and gather on the lens, disrupting the eye’s ability to properly focus light. This improper light focus in turn affects vision, creating issues for daily tasks like reading and watching television.

The cataract clouds the natural lens, so our surgeons remove that lens and replace it with a clear artificial intraocular lens. If the cataract is not significantly affecting vision, the patient may not need the surgery right away. However, once vision is affected and activities like night driving become problematic, our cataract specialists will recommend surgery.

What can I expect after surgery?

Cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. We use a bladeless laser-assisted surgical technique and state-of-the-art intraocular lens (IOL) implants. Our surgeons use a specialized laser to create a lens incision, then use the laser to soften and breaks up the cataract before removing it from the eye.

Today’s modern IOL implants are very technologically advanced. We can place a clear lens with no vision correction, or correct any type of vision issue, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism.

We do extensive preparation prior to surgery to make your surgical experience fast, effective and painless. After surgery, we will monitor you for a time to ensure you are stable after surgery. Patients go home the same day, rest, and restrict activities for a few days so that the eyes can heal. You will have to come to several follow-up eye exams to assess healing progress. Patients rarely experience any complications. Those that do report minor redness or itching that lasts a couple of days. We provide eye drop medication to speed healing and help with any of these post-surgery issues.

The Eye Consultants Difference

You only have one set of eyes. Vision is precious, so naturally you want to trust your eyes and your eyesight to experienced and knowledgeable surgeons. The Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania cataract specialists will take care of you. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons are very experienced at performing the laser-assisted cataract surgery in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facilities. If a cataract specialist near Kutztown PA is not the most convenient choice for you, we have several other convenient locations in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties.

It is so important to have an eye exam at least twice a year, particularly over age 60. Fortunately, Kutztown PA residents have a cataract specialist at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania right here in nearby Blandon. We want you to be our next new patient, so give us a call to schedule your cataract consultation today.

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