Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask about Cataracts | InVision Eye Care Specialists

Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask about Cataracts

Cataracts are extremely common among senior citizens, affecting nearly half of all people over 75 in the United States. Alas, the prevalence of this condition does not make it any less scary or frustrating for people who find their vision progressively getting blurrier. To help give you peace of mind about cataract surgery, the amazing ophthalmologist team at InVision Eye Care Specialists answers some of the questions you may be too afraid to ask.

Is cataract surgery risky?

While any type of surgical procedure carries some risks, the risks associated with cataract surgery are minimal. Cataract surgery is the most performed surgery of any type in the entire country, so you can find comfort in knowing it is common and effective. The outstanding surgeons at InVision Eye Care Specialists have successfully performed cataract surgery over 20,000 times in total. Both Dr. Hedaya and Dr. Ragam have also served as cataract instructors at top institutions, teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists how to perform cataract surgery up to their high standards.

Can I get cataracts again after surgery?

Because the replacement lens you receive during cataract surgery is artificial, it is unable to develop cataracts. For the rest of your life, you will not need to worry about having cataracts in the treated eye(s) again.

Are there postoperative side effects I need to worry about after cataract surgery?

Because cataracts block light out of your eyes, you may find your eyes feel more sensitive to light once they are gone. Additionally, in the short term, some cataract patients experience floaters in their periphery, but those typically go away after a few months. Overall, cataract patients agree that these side effects are minor and worth the tradeoff of having an uncloudy vision.

Does insurance cover my cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is not typically covered by vision insurance plans. Fortunately, cataract surgery is usually considered medically necessary and is therefore covered by most private health insurance plans and Medicare, either in part or in full. Consult your insurance policy to determine which benefits you are eligible for; the staff at InVision Eye Care Specialists would be happy to help if you have further questions.

Will I be able to watch TV after having cataract surgery?

The eye specialists at InVision ask that you avoid watching television and reading for the first day or two following surgery to allow your eyes to rest. After that, however, you are free to resume these leisure activities.

If you are a New Jersey resident in the Ocean County, Monmouth County, or Lakewood, NJ region who is ready to have your cataracts examined and work out a treatment plan to restore your vision, please reach out to the team at InVision Eye Care Specialists. Call (732) 607-8515 to make an appointment.

 

 

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