Patients in Kansas City considering cataract surgery frequently ask their eye doctors about the recovery process and the quality of results they can expect after the procedure. While cataract surgery is common and boasts an overwhelming success rate, these questions are still reasonable. The eye doctors at Silverstein Eye Center understand the importance of clear vision. There are a few things to keep in mind when thinking about the recovery process after cataract surgery.

Factors Determining Success

Cataracts can cause corneal aberrations, which affect the quality of your vision. Cataract surgery can dramatically change those aberrations. The more effective the surgery the less severe the aberrations, and the less severe the aberrations the better your vision will be after surgery.

The nature of your corneal aberrations and the aberrations to the small artificial lens inserted during surgery depends on the size of the incision. A smaller incision is better: it will decrease the severity of your aberrations and thus lead to a smoother, more effective post-surgery recovery process. That’s why choosing a skilled cataract surgeon is so important. An eye doctor with experience in cataract surgery will ease the process.

Complications and Side Effects

It will take approximately a week after undergoing cataract surgery for your eyes to fully heal and adjust. During that time, you will likely experience mild discomfort and itching. This is nothing to be worried about, and you should avoid rubbing your eyes in response. Your vision may be a bit blurry after the procedure. And your eye doctor may require you to wear a protective eye patch for a day or so following the surgery.

If you live in the Kansas City area and you’re suffering from cataracts, please contact the eye doctors at the Silverstein Eye Centers today to discuss a cataracts consultation.

Posted February 20, 2013 by Silverstein Eye Centers
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