Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision.
Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don't have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery can be done traditionally using ultrasound energy to remove the cloudy lens or it can be removed with laser-assisted technology. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
Evaluation and Referral
At Heights Eyecare, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in Cataract surgery. Our doctors perform a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for Cataract surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once your doctor has performed the evaluation and discussed potential risk, you will be given a referral to an Ophthalmologist we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The Ophthalmologist will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your ability for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you, if you are determined to be a surgical candidate.
If you are considering Cataract surgery, call us at 406-252-9927 to schedule a consultation.