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.

 

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I had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ago, I underwent the crystalline lens replacement surgery with intraocular lens implantation.

I often did not r... Keep on reading this reviewecognize, at short distance, the faces of people I met and even contact lenses could not improve my vision (I wore them all day but they gave me a considerable discomfort to the eyes).

Now I see very well without glasses. I need them only to read closely, bust just for small letters. I see 10/10 from distance and I easily drive at night.

Sure, before surgery, I had so much anxiety, but with a slight sedation I was able to collaborate, by staring at the light the Doctor suggested me to look during surgery. I was assisted well in all phases of the operation. After about ten minutes I got back to my feet and I immediately see well from the operated eye without glasses.

I underwent surgery in the right eye at first and, two days later, in the left eye. Before the complete recover, I observed a short period of rest, I carefully followed the treatment with eye drops and I wore a protective shell at night.

For me a new life has started: I do not have to wear those heavy glasses or annoying contact lenses, which need a careful maintenance. Sure it is not easy to stay awake and collaborate during surgery, but the sureness of being operated by experienced hands helps very much.