When you are looking for a skilled cataract specialist in Montgomery County, PA, consider Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. We have four convenient locations in Pottstown, Pottsville, Blandon and Wyomissing, where we offer the latest advancements in cataract care and the highest levels of safety and comfort.
Our Cataract Team
The cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania are all board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and continually update their skills and knowledge to offer patients the latest advancements in eye care. You can expect the highest level of safety in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.
- Meet Adam J. Altman, MD
- Meet Y. Katherine Hu, MD
- Meet Lawrence E. Kenney, MD
- Meet Michael A. Malstrom, MD
- Meet Mehul H. Negarsheth, MD
- Meet Abhishek K. Nemani, MD
- Meet Jonathan D. Primack, MD
- Meet Kevin J. Shah, MD
Frequently Asked Questions about Cataracts
Q: What is a cataract?
A: A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. As we age, proteins in the lens start to break down, and the lens may become cloudy. This is called an age-related cataract. It may be mild, moderate, or severe. As time goes on, the cataract may cloud more of the lens. It may also become denser or more opaque, making it difficult for us to see clearly. Cataracts are not caused by overusing your eyes, and they do not spread from one eye to the other.
Q: Will the cataract go away on its own?
A: No medication, laser treatment or exercise routine can make a cataract go away. Cataract surgery is the only way to remove a cataract and restore clear vision. If you are having problems with your vision, your doctor may recommend removing the cataract and replacing the cloudy lens with a clear lens implant. Cataract surgery is painless and precise. In fact, it is one of the most successful and safest procedures performed in the world.
Q: How long does cataract surgery take?
A: The surgery itself usually lasts less than 10 minutes. However, 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.
Q: Does cataract surgery hurt?
A: Thanks to anesthetic eye drops and medications that help you relax, most patients experience minimal discomfort. It is normal to have some sensitivity or itchiness for the first day or two after surgery, but severe pain is rare.
Q: Will I be able to see right after surgery? When can I resume my normal activities?
A: Each eye is unique, but most people see well enough to drive the day after surgery. 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. Ask your doctor if you have questions about exercise and other activities.
To find out if you have a cataract or to get more information about treatment options for patients in Pottstown, PA, contact a cataract specialist at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to schedule an evaluation.