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.

 

Enrico Nicotra, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
It was a happy experience of my life, even if, through some difficulties! Excellent assistance during surgery and only minimal discomfort.

Getting rid of glasses worn for a lifetime is freedom…. is a new life!

It... Keep on reading this review is very important, for a radiologist like me, after a short adaptation I see much better pictures at my computer workstation. I move a lot better in the workspaces, finally seeing well. Even after a "mountain" of work, when I get home my eyes are no more red and tired as they used to be before the operation.

Seeing well the stars and the moon is amazing! :-)