Are You Worried Your Cataracts Will Return?

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Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. As an age-related ocular disorder, they may occur regardless of your attempts at maintaining eye health. June is Cataract Awareness Month, and cataracts continue to be the leading cause of vision loss in the United States.

Cataracts begin developing around 40 years of age when proteins in the eye’s lens reach the end of their life cycle. As these proteins lose their integrity and deteriorate, they bunch together into clumps. These clumps on the lens block light from passing through, leading to visual impairments. Cataracts will not go away on their own. They will only worsen, potentially leading to blindness.

Therefore, if you’re suffering from cataracts or have any concerns, it’s vital to contact our experienced team at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley in Napa, CA to find out how we can best serve you.

Are you worried that your cataracts will return?

If you’re worried that your cataracts will return, don’t be. Cataracts form as a result of damaged, clumped-up proteins aggregating on the natural lens of the eye. Yet the recurrence of this process is a physical impossibility, given the mode of action of cataract-removal surgery.

This simple, quick surgery is among the most practiced procedures globally and is clinically proven to be effective. Straightforward, too. All it requires is our expert team carefully breaking down cataracts using sound or laser energy. This also requires breaking down the eye’s lens, but it will be replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). We offer many FDA-approved premium lenses, including light adjustable lenses, multifocal and extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses, toric lenses, accomodative lenses (Crystalens), and blended vision lenses. We also now provide the innovative light-adjustable lens (LAL) by RxSight.

Your IOL will be biocompatible, but it is not biological. So, it’s immune to cataracts and cannot be clouded by the gradual degradation of proteins.

Discover the many benefits of cataract surgery

Even though you’ll be awake during your cataract surgery, you won’t feel pain and will experience little to no discomfort. We’ll supply intravenous sedation, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist, to help keep you comfortable and relaxed in our state-of-the-art treatment room.

Cataract surgery may be finished within 20 – 30 minutes, or even quicker, depending on the specifics of your treatment.

The results will be almost immediate, as many patients can see improvements in their vision just hours later. It’s also safe, as complications are rare, and any lingering effects, such as slight discomfort, are mild and dissipate over the next day or so.

The healing period may last somewhat longer, though your eyes should be recovered after 4 – 6 weeks. Then, you’ll enjoy clearer, brighter, long-lasting vision, as your new (IOL) will last a lifetime. It may also reduce or remove your need for contact lenses.

Remove visual disturbances with cataract surgery

The visual disturbances caused by cataracts, which include blurriness, glare, or seeing halos around objects, will not get better if left alone. So, don’t stand idly by while cataracts rob you of your visual freedom and make it harder to work or enjoy daily activities.

If left untreated, cataracts will steal more and more of your vision and can eventually lead to blindness. But this can be improved, and we can help protect your eye health and vision. Contact us today at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley in Napa, CA.

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