Milwaukee Cataract Surgery Specialists
Cataract surgery is a very common procedure, and complications (if any) are rare and treatable. The surgery itself is highly successful in improving the vision of patients about 95% of the time. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure usually taking less than 30 minutes to complete.
During the surgery, the doctor removes the cloudy natural lens from the eye while the patient is under a topical anesthesia. Next, the doctor inserts an intraocular lens (IOL), which remains permanently in place of the removed natural lens. The IOL compensates for the magnification the old lens provided.
Until recently, patients choosing to have cataract surgery could only receive a monofocal intraocular lens implant. While this provided good distance vision, the patient still required the use of reading glasses for intermediate and near vision. Today, there are intraocular lenses available to accomodate near, intermediate, and distance, giving patients a full range of vision. Your doctor will know which is most appropriate for your individual case. After the operation the doctor will apply a shield for the eye and provide you with eye drops to use as directed.
Recovery from Cataract Surgery
The patient may return home the day of the procedure. With proper rest and avoidance of any strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, recovery is usually a matter of days, with only minor discomfort. The doctor will want to see you the next day for a post-operative visit and a few weeks after your procedure.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of cataract problems, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.