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When is it Too Late for Cataract Surgery?

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Cataracts are among the most common eye disorders worldwide and the most prevalent cause of blindness. This also means that cataract surgery is among the most practiced procedures globally, capable of delivering quick, safe, and life-changing results.

Cataracts begin developing around 40 years of age and may be an unavoidable part of aging. That’s why it is important to request a consultation at Palm Beach Eye Center in Lake Worth or Delray Beach, FL to have your vision checked.

Is it too late for cataract surgery if I'm starting to lose my vision?

Here's the good news: no, it's not too late for cataract surgery. And there are benefits to pursuing this proven treatment earlier rather than later.

First, it's generally more beneficial to stay on top of your eye health, and not just in terms of cataracts. By scheduling regular eye exams, we can routinely check in on your ocular status to see that there's nothing amiss. We'll be able to track any developing issues and then formulate the most effective solution possible based on your unique needs. And pre-emptive action is always a great choice. By tackling complications earlier, you're less likely to suffer significant troubles. You'll also save time, money, and the headache of dealing with a more elaborate treatment plan later on.

Undergoing a cataract surgery before cataracts mature may mean a more effortless, shorter procedure. Your recovery outcome may also improve, and you'll experience an expedited healing process. Additionally, do you want to suffer the vision-obscuring effects any longer than you have to?

They won't go away on their own and will only worsen without treatment. Cataracts will rob you of more and more of your vision and can even lead to blindness if action isn't taken. It's a sad truth that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness.

Take advantage of our effective treatment options for cataracts

At Palm Beach Eye Center in Palm Beach County, we strive to make our care available and accessible, making it as easy as possible for you every step of the way. From consultation to post-procedure considerations, we're always mindful of your optimal outcome.

Those who are good candidates for cataract surgery are often surprised at the almost stress-free nature of this procedure. It only takes about 15 minutes for each eye and is virtually painless, thanks to the numbing solution we apply to the eyes.

You can think of the surgery as requiring three simple steps: first, we make a tiny incision on the cornea to access the deeper-sitting lens. Then, we remove the lens that's clouded by cataracts. Finally, we replace it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). There are various IOLs, which may provide further reward by decreasing or removing your need for glasses or other visual aids.

Regain your eyesight and independence in Palm Beach County

Don't wait any longer if you're starting to lose your vision: untreated cataracts will gradually rob you of your sight and productivity. Poor visual clarity affects every part of your life, whether at work, the gym, or out with loved ones and friends.

Fortunately, you can win back your sight and freedom with efficient and virtually painless cataract surgery. About half an hour is all it takes for long-lasting clarity. And you can set up an appointment with our expert eye doctors in Palm Beach County by contacting us at Palm Beach Eye Center or visiting our practices in Lake Worth or Delray Beach, FL.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.