When to get Cataract surgery?

When is it ok to perform cataract surgery?

Today, cataract surgery is performed when sight quality is not considered sufficient in relation to the patient needs.

It is no longer necessary to wait until cataract is considered “mature” enough to perform surgery: it is best to do it once it becomes evident that there are difficulties when performing everyday tasks. Today, cataract surgery is considered to be mini-invasive when performed with the most modern techniques in a cutting-edge center.

There is a complete sight recovery in 24h. If you happen to have more than 50 years of age, it is advisable to go under surgery also to get rid of glasses.

Today, thanks to the most innovative intraocular lens, it is possible, after cataract surgery to get rid of myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

When not to perform cataract surgery?

Younger patients (under 40 years of age) should postpone cataract surgery unless a significant sight reduction is experienced: this is because surgery takes away the eye accomodation ability.

It consists in the eye ability of focusing on near and far object (this is typical of people under 40 years of age). Cataract surgery should be carefully considered when other eye diseases are part of the picture (such as glaucoma and maculopathies). An experienced ophthalmologist can give you proper advice on the matter.

 

Salvatore Casale, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Cataract, Myopia
Lately I had noticed that myopia was getting worse, having me to change glasses every six months. Dr. Badalà explained me that cataract was the problem and with cataract surgery he could remove cataracts and myopia at t... Keep on reading this reviewhe same time.

I arrived at his clinic  with some tension, but I noticed an excellent organization and the great professionalism of all the staff, from the reception to the medical and nursing staff.

Dr. Badalà welcomed me with great cordiality, he explained the stages of the operation, giving me peace of mind and security.

The surgery lasted about ten minutes and took place under local anesthesia, so I could follow all its phases, without feeling any pain. After a couple of hours I went back to the hotel, seeing well with the operated eye.

After a week I underwent cataract surgery in the other eye, and I could go back to my home town with 10/10 distance vision, totally eliminating the myopia that I had since I was a boy.

I was very surprised to have been able to see clearly immediately after surgery and did not have trouble or need any bandage.

I suggest this surgery because it easily solves cataract and myopia problems and, at the same time, I could appreciate the remarkable competence, professionalism and humanity of the doctor and his staff.