Dr. James Kelly and his team have earned a reputation for surgical excellence after helping thousands of cataract surgery patients achieve restored vision at all distances! Here are the answers to our most frequently ask questions…
Can cataracts be fixed without surgery?
While scientists are working on medicines that may help slow the changing of the lens, there is no way to fix cataracts without surgery.
What happens if I don’t have my cataracts removed?
The vision will slowly get worse over time. If left long enough, hyper mature cataracts (a very severe form) can reduce the vision down to the point where a person is only able to tell if there is a light shining in their eye or not.
Is cataract surgery safe?
Yes. Since it is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world, the safety and efficacy of cataract surgery has had a lot of time to be perfected to its current level. While any surgery has inherent risks and possible complications, they are either very minor or rare.
When should I have my cataract removed?
You should have your cataract removed when you are no longer able to do things that you want to do because of your vision.
Can cataracts come back after surgery?
No. When they are gone, they’re gone. A small number of patients will benefit from a one-time, 60-second, painless laser procedure at some point after the surgery if the capsule holding the new IOL gets cloudy (this is also covered by insurance).
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