CHOOSING A CATARACT SURGEON

Cataract surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries performed today and it has a success rate exceeding 90 percent. Most eye surgeons provide cataract surgery, so choosing the right doctor for you may require some perseverance.

Factors to consider when choosing a cataract surgeon include:

  • Eye surgeon’s education and experience
  • Referrals from friends and trusted acquaintances
  • Board certification

Once you have narrowed your search, schedule consultations with the cataract surgeons. Do not feel pressured to commit to a surgeon during these appointments. An initial consultation provides you an opportunity to ask the doctor questions and get to know the practice better.

Questions you may want to ask include:

  • What lens implant options do you offer?
  • How much experience do you have with cataract surgery? Is this procedure routine for you?
  • Are you board certified?
  • Where did you receive your ophthalmology education?
  • How many of your patients experience complications after cataract surgery?
  • Why am I a good candidate for cataract surgery?

In addition to meeting with the doctor, you may want to gather information about the practice and its staff. For example, is the office environment warm and friendly? Is there an atmosphere of patient hospitality? At the cataract surgeon’s office, you should expect personalized care.

If you are searching for a cataract surgeon in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area, please contact the experienced eye surgeons at Silverstein Eye Centers to schedule a consultation.

Posted December 30, 2011 by Silverstein Eye Centers