Dr. Craig Fishman preforms 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, out-patient procedure, our doctors can remove the cloudy lens and implant an intraocular lens, restoring clear vision almost immediately following recovery.
Risks and Complications of Cataract Surgery
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, and complete loss of vision. While rare, it is important to remain informed of all outcomes.
Cataract Surgery Side Effects
Side effects of cataract surgery may include inflammation and tenderness of the eye or macular edema (fluid retention in the retina). However, your risk of developing side effects is significantly diminished when you trust your eye health and vision to our experienced specialists.
Benefits of Cataract Surgery
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 practice, we not only strive to improve our patients' health but also their overall quality of life.
Recovery from Cataract Surgery
After cataract surgery, some patients may experience slight discomfort, redness, or itchiness. 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.
Cost of Cataract Surgery
The price of cataract surgery will vary by individual, depending on the particular treatment plan. However, the cost generally includes surgeon, surgical center, and anesthesia fees, in addition to the type of IOL selected. Our team can determine if your insurance plan covers these expenses.