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About Cataract Surgery in Lake Worth, FL

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Traditional Cataract Surgery

As a safe and dependable procedure, traditional cataract surgery or phacoemulsification is one of the most common surgeries performed across the world. Our talented team of South Florida ophthalmologists at Palm Beach Eye Center can complete both traditional or laser cataract surgery and select which procedure works best for your needs. At your consultation, we complete several diagnostic exams of your general eye health and develop a personalized strategy for your surgery. The difference between each surgery is that we perform traditional surgery manually and use laser-assisted technology for the other treatment. Please schedule an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists in Lake Worth, FL to receive more information about traditional cataract surgery. Our team would love to talk with you about the techniques for your cataract procedure.

What to Expect with Cataracts

For the most part, all people living with cataracts qualify for traditional cataract surgery as long as they are in good physical health. During your consultation, we can determine your eligibility and figure out if you have any underlying issues, such as astigmatism, macular degeneration, or retinal detachment, which may hinder your results. Once we have thoroughly assessed your eyes and medical history, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan and information about the cost.

Offered as an outpatient procedure, it takes about 15 minutes for each eye, and before your surgery, we numb both. After you feel comfortable, one of our team members places an eye speculum to keep your eye open and prevent it from moving. Next, we create a small 1/8-inch incision at the edge of the corneal tissue to access your lens for removal, then place a new intraocular lens (IOL) or an artificial lens. Because the incision is so small, you don't require stitches. Before you leave, our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions that may include using eye drops, wearing an eye bandage, sleeping without impacting your results, and scheduling follow-up appointments to assess your healing. Following your procedure, you could have distorted vision for about 1 – 2 hours, but this will subside as your brain gets used to the new lens.

Say Goodbye to Cataracts

At Palm Beach Eye Center, our team of highly skilled ophthalmologists in Lake Worth, FL can help you receive any eye care you require. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or suspect you have symptoms of cataracts, please reach out to our South Florida eye center to schedule a consultation with us. We can help you discover the benefits of traditional cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract surgery.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.