Are you using eyeglasses, magnifying lenses, large print, and brighter lighting to counteract the effects of cataracts on your vision? At Infocus Eye Care, we want you to be able to see naturally and normally, which means getting real and permanent treatment for your cataracts. That’s why we offer the only effective, permanent solution for cataracts — cataract surgery — right here in Bend, Oregon.
What to expect during your Surgery Consult
The surgeon will examine you, review measurements for surgery, discuss lens options and introduce you to the surgical team. At Infocus Eyecare, you will work closely with our cataract surgery counselor. Your cataract surgery coordinator and primary eye care providers work to insure you have the best possible experience with your surgery.
What to expect during your Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is a simple, outpatient procedure that usually takes around 10 minutes to perform. Using mild IV sedation and anesthetic eye drops, one of our board-certified eye surgeons, Dr. Ida Alul, Dr. Patricia Buehler, or Dr. Meryl Sundy will prepare you for surgery to ensure maximum comfort. Then, using the safe, state-of-the-art surgical technology, she will take out your old, clouded lens and replace it with a high-tech artificial intraocular lens. This new, clear lens is immune to future clouding and can often correct other vision disorders like nearsightedness and presbyopia.
Recovery from Cataract Surgery
Most patients recover from cataract surgery within one or two days. During this time, some itching and mild discomfort is normal. Your eyes may also be more sensitive to light and touch. These issues generally resolve themselves within 48 hours, allowing you to resume normal activities. We recommend you wait to perform strenuous activities for at least two weeks after your surgery. Your eye should be completely healed within eight weeks.
During your recovery, your eyeglasses prescription will change. This can be expected to change again after a month or so once your eye has gotten used to your brand new lens. Many patients find they need to use their glasses much less frequently after cataract surgery. For patients who wish to be free of eyeglasses altogether, our state-of-the-art bladeless LASIK surgery may be an option for further vision enhancement.
Risks of Cataract Surgery
The risk of complications with cataract surgery is extremely rare. However, it’s good to be aware of any risks when considering surgery. Some of these risks include infection, bleeding, inflammation, vision difficulties, and fluctuations in eye pressure.
Our board-certified ophthalmic surgeons take great care when performing this surgery to reduce complications. We pride ourselves on offering patients in Central Oregon a safe, effective way to restore vision and get back to their active lifestyle.
If you are interested in cataract surgery in or around Bend, Oregon, please contact the experienced eye surgeons at Infocus Eye Care online or call (541) 318-8388 to review your options.