As we age, many of us eventually develop cataracts, which cause cloudy vision.
At Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists in Clermont, Eustis, and Leesburg, FL, our doctors can remove cataracts with cataract surgery.
Learn more about how Drs. Craig D. Fishman and Jeffrey A. Sheridan can treat your cataracts...
What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye. Cataracts usually develop naturally as proteins in the eye break down over time. The primary symptom of cataracts is cloudy, hazy vision.
Glasses and contact lenses can help you see with cataracts, but your vision will continue to deteriorate unless you remove the cataract completely and replace your natural lens with a synthetic intraocular lens. Cataract surgery is a safe, comfortable, predictable procedure that is performed millions of times a year. At Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists, our board-certified ophthalmologists specialize in cataract surgery.
How Common Are Cataracts?
Do You Have Cataracts? Schedule an Eye Exam
Is your vision cloudy? Is it getting harder and harder to read or watch TV? Are colors not as vibrant as they used to be? If your answer is "yes" and you're over the age of 40, there's a good chance that you have cataracts.
Cataract surgery with Drs. Fishman and Sheridan can restore your vision and dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are interested in undergoing surgery with our cataract experts, the first step is to schedule an eye exam at one of our state-of-the-art offices in Leesburg, Clermont, or Eustis, FL.
To schedule an initial exam, contact us online or give us a call.
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Learn More about Cataracts
Dr. Craig Fishman performs surgery at a local ambulatory surgical center. Dr. Jeffrey Sheridan has surgical privileges at Florida Hospital Waterman and South Lake Hospital. During this 10-minute outpatient procedure, our doctors can remove the cloudy lens and implant an intraocular lens, restoring clear vision almost immediately following recovery.
Cataract surgery concludes with the placement of an intraocular lens (IOL). IOLs replace natural lenses and, in many cases, can eliminate a patient's need for corrective eyewear. At our Leesburg-area practice, we offer a range of IOLs that can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. We are particularly proud to offer the innovative PanOptix lens to qualifying patients.
Cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest surgical procedures. However, as with any surgery, there are risks to consider, including infection, damage or displacement of the intraocular lens, issues related to the retina, and complete loss of vision. While these complications are rare, it is important to be informed of all potential outcomes.
Side effects of cataract surgery may include inflammation and tenderness of the eye or macular edema (fluid retention in the retina), as well as glare. However, your risk of developing side effects is significantly diminished when you trust your eye health and vision to our experienced specialists.
Clear, crisp vision is the most notable benefit of cataract surgery. If you have suffered from blurry vision, surgery can enable you to once again read, drive, and participate in sports. At our Leesburg-area practice, we strive to improve our patients' health and their overall quality of life.
After cataract surgery, some patients may experience slight discomfort, redness, or itchiness. Other patients perceive some glare as their vision adjusts. Our doctors can provide detailed instructions to help manage these minor symptoms. After resting for a few days, patients are generally able to return to work and resume their normal routines.
The price of cataract surgery will vary from case to case depending on the particular treatment plan. However, the cost generally includes the surgeon's, surgical center or hospital, and anesthesia fees, in addition to the type of IOL selected. Our eye care team can determine if your insurance plan covers these expenses.
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What are the symptoms of cataracts?
The telltale symptom of cataracts is cloudy vision. Adults with cataracts may start to notice that colors seem faded, that it's more difficult to see at night, or that they have to change the prescription of their corrective lenses more frequently than before. If you are noticing these symptoms, or if your optometrist has diagnosed you with cataracts, schedule a consultation with Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists today.
What are the risk factors for cataracts?
The primary risk factor for cataracts is age. In fact, most adults older than 80 either have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Besides age, some health conditions, including diabetes, can put you at greater risk of developing cataracts. Smoking has also been connected with an increased risk of cataracts.
How can I prevent cataracts?
You can reduce your risk of cataracts by protecting the health of your eyes. Wear sunglasses or a hat while in the sun, quit smoking, and eat a healthy diet. If you don't already have prescription sunglasses, visit one of our three offices today.
Is cataract surgery uncomfortable?
Drs. Fishman and Sheridan use IV sedation during cataract surgery to ensure your comfort and to keep you calm and relaxed. Most patients don't remember anything about their procedure.