These are some of the signs that you may have cataracts. The good news is you're not alone.
Every year, millions of people find out they have cataracts. The only solution to improve your vision and see clearly again is to undergo cataract surgery to remove your cataracts.
At Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, we provide our patients with the highest level of eye care possible, including during cataract surgery and recovery. Dr. Dell is regarded as one of the best cataract surgeons in the nation, making Dell Laser Consultants an excellent choice when you have cataracts.
A cataract occurs when proteins in the eye's natural lens break down. When this happens, the once clear and transparent lens becomes opaque and harder and harder to see through.
As a result, many patients with cataracts often say it's like trying to look at the world through a foggy or dirty window. Many things can cause cataracts, but aging is the most common reason people develop them.
Because cataracts may develop as early as your forties or fifties, you may not realize you have them at first. It can take years or even decades before cataracts affect your vision negatively.
You may experience the following symptoms if you have cataracts:
None of the above symptoms of cataracts are exclusive to the vision condition. If you're experiencing these symptoms, see your eye doctor to determine their cause. If it's due to cataracts, your ophthalmologist will decide when to have cataract surgery.
If you have cataracts, it may seem like you should have cataract surgery immediately, but this is not always the case. Most cataract surgeons only recommend the procedure if you can no longer complete everyday activities, including things you love.
Do you find it challenging to perform everyday chores like laundry, making dinner, or cleaning your house? Has it started to feel like a struggle to leave the house to see friends and family because of your steadily impaired vision?
If you can answer yes to these questions, consider having cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the only way to treat cataracts and regain your ability to see.
We only offer the most advanced state-of-the-art IOLs available to our patients at Dell Laser Consultants. These include the following:
During cataract surgery at Dell Laser Consultants, we use numbing eye drops to ensure you never feel any pain during the outpatient procedure. You'll receive these before your cataract procedure begins.
After ensuring your eyes are numb, your cataract surgeon will create a small incision in the cornea to access the natural lens. They will then gently break the natural lens and the cataract on it into smaller pieces.
The smaller pieces are taken out using suction from your eye. After removing all pieces, your surgeon will replace the natural lens with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Your ophthalmologist will recommend the best IOL based on your visual goals and lifestyle after cataract surgery. The IOL replaces the job of the once-clear natural lens and helps you see clearly.
Depending on the IOL you choose, you can reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses following cataract surgery. After implanting your IOL, your cataract surgeon will ensure it's in place and positioned correctly.
After being cleared to leave, you'll have a friend or family member drive you home. While you are awake during the procedure, you’ll be given a mild sedative to relax you and for this reason you’ll need someone to drive you home.
Laser cataract surgery is a term referring to using a femtosecond laser to assist in the removal of cataracts. Dr. Dell served as a consultant to LenSx, the original manufacturer of the first FDA-approved laser for cataract surgery.
In 2010, he became the second surgeon in the United States to perform Laser Cataract Surgery. Dr. Dell spent several years working with the team that developed this laser and educating other surgeons on this technology.
In 2011, Dr. Dell served as the Program Chairman of the first major medical meeting in the United States on laser cataract surgery. Through Dr. Dell's consulting relationships with innovative technology manufacturers, we can honor our commitment to providing Austin area patients with world-leading technology, often years before other surgeons.
Laser cataract surgery is a more precise and accurate way of performing cataract surgery. Using a femtosecond laser during the procedure helps to eliminate as much human error as possible.
It also ensures faster recovery times and reduces the likelihood of complications following cataract removal. You may notice that your vision is blurry for a few days after the procedure.
However, as your eyes heal, you will notice increasing improvements in your distance, intermediate, and near vision. Most patients can drive and read a newspaper without glasses soon after having laser cataract surgery.
Learn more about cataract surgery and if it may be time to remove your cataracts by scheduling a cataract consultation with the experts at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, TX, today!
Our eye surgery facility located at 901 Mopac Expressway South, Barton Oaks Plaza 4, Suite #350 in Austin, TX, is "first class" in every respect. Our laser treatment suites and examination rooms are stocked with a full array of the most up to date equipment and our staff is continually available, friendly, and helpful. If you are seeking an Austin LASIK provider that will take the time to find the best vision correction procedure for you and meticulously prepare for your surgery then we are the LASIK eye doctors for you.
Contact us today by calling 512-347-0255 for a free no-obligation laser vision correction screening or to schedule a comprehensive LASIK consultation. We aim to make LASIK affordable for every patient and therefore, we offer both LASIK Financing and also accept HSA flex spending accounts. If you are concerned about the cost of LASIK in Austin please do not hesitate to call us.