When is the best time for cataract surgery?

The best time for cataract surgery is when you’re beginning to have symptoms and you’re starting to notice that your glasses may not be able to fix your vision. This problem may involve your having difficulty reading, colours appearing duller than before, things in the distance being blurrier than before, and driving at night becoming more of a problem. If that’s the case, a careful clinical examination should be conducted to diagnose what is going on in the eye and where we can locate the problem. If it is a cataract, then we will recommend cataract surgery.

When is the best time for cataract surgery? The best time to have cataract surgery is when you begin to have symptoms. After a careful examination and if the problem is cataracts then cataract surgery will be recommended. The earlier the cataract is diagnosed, the easier the procedure and recovery.

The advantages of doing this privately are that you can choose the surgeon you want to operate on you and can decide upon the most suitable time, particularly if you have a busy lifestyle. Traditionally, people thought that they had to wait for cataracts to ripen, but this is no longer the case. We can perform cataract surgery very safely, and people enjoy excellent results. In fact, if you wait too long, the procedure becomes a little bit harder to execute in many ways, and the recovery time will be a little bit longer. For this reason, we recommend that you have cataract surgery as soon as you notice symptoms or problems with vision.

By |2017-09-28T12:37:58+00:00December 5th, 2017|Cataract Surgery, Cataracts|Comments Off on When is the best time for cataract surgery?

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I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 15 years of experience. I have comprehensive training in the management of various eye diseases. My particular specialist interests include cataract, strabismus and laser eye surgery. My belief is that the patient must be confident in their Eye Doctor and comfortable with the care they are receiving.