The National Eye Institute estimates more than 50 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are affected by cataracts, a major cause of decreased vision. As cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations in the United States, it is also one of the safest. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), 98 percent of all cataract surgeries are successful.
Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists patients receive a comprehensive overview of the entire procedure, which also covers cataract surgery side effects. At our Leesburg, Eustis, and Clermont offices, our eye care professionals will fully prepare you for treatment.
What Are Cataract Surgery Side Effects?
As with any surgery, the best way to control the unwanted effects of cataract treatment is to follow the recommendations of your Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists surgeon. Most of our patients report a minimal amount of discomfort during the swift recovery process.
Those who undergo the cataract procedure should understand that side effects may be experienced initially after surgery. Standing by for patients, our surgeons can help if your eyes exhibit any of the following:
- Blurred vision
- Aching or tenderness
- Sensitivity to light
- Color distortion
- Bruising of the eyelid
- Fluid discharge
- Foreign body sensation
Luckily, these side effects are mostly temporary and minor; they can be resolved quickly either through natural healing or prescribed treatment. Understanding the recovery and risks involved with cataract treatment will prepare you to deal with any side effects or complications.
Contact Us to Learn More about Cataract Surgery
If you believe cataract surgery might be right for you, please schedule a consultation. Our doctors can design a unique treatment plan that will significantly minimize the possibility of cataract surgery side effects. For the residents of Leesburg, Eustis, and Clermont, we are conveniently located to meet all of your eye care needs! Call our offices at (352) 360-2301.