Cataract FAQs

Surgeon observes patient on surgical table

What Are My Options with Cataracts?

In some cases, new glasses may temporarily improve vision, but there are no medications or exercises that will help cataracts disappear. If cataracts are interfering with your vision, surgery is the answer. With our Florida cataract surgeons, cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore your clear vision and enjoy life fully once again.

When Should I have Cataract Surgery?

The time for surgery is when cataracts are causing loss of vision which affects your ability to perform activities of daily living in your accustomed manner. With modern advancements in cataract surgery, developing cataracts no longer means having to suffer with blurry vision. The first step in detecting cataracts and determining your need for surgery is through a comprehensive consultation with Florida Eye Specialists.

What Are My Cataract Surgery Costs?

Depending on the type of cataract surgery that you select you the cost will vary. Depending on the type of lens implant and level of cataract surgery additional costs will apply. At the time of your initial cataract consultation, our cataract surgery counselors will discuss your options and the costs involved associated with cataract surgery.

What Can I Expect After Cataract Surgery?

Following surgery, we will keep you in the recovery area for 20-30 minutes and then discharge you. You will be at our surgery center for a total of 2-3 hours. You will need a ride home that day. You will have an appointment the next day for a recheck to make sure the eye is healing well.

Recovery is quick. Most people see better a few days after cataract surgery, but it is not abnormal or worrisome if your vision seems blurry for a few weeks after surgery as your eye heals. We will prescribe some eye drops for the healing period after surgery. It is very important to keep up with your eye drops schedule and try to limit your activity the first week. If you need new eyeglasses after surgery, these will be prescribed for you once your eye is completely healed, usually about a month after surgery. We expect you to do very well with the procedure and enjoy your vision.

Can My Cataract Grow Back?

Cataracts cannot grow back, but sometimes a thin cloudy membrane grows behind the new lens implant, making your vision blurry like a cataract. This is not uncommon—it happens to roughly 20 percent of patients having cataract surgery. If it happens to you, a quick and simple laser treatment can be performed in the office to make a hole in the membrane and restore your vision.

Are Both Eyes Done at the Same Time?

We typically perform cataract surgery on one eye and then on the second eye two weeks later. While risks and complications with modern cataract surgery are extremely rare, they will be discussed in detail at the time of your cataract evaluation.

Why Florida Eye Specialists?

Modern cataract surgery offers you an array of options in technology and lenses. It can by confusing and a bit overwhelming trying to figure things out on your own.

It is very important for you to understand the options so that you can make the best decision to meet your needs. At Florida Eye Specialists, during initial cataract consultation, our surgeons and surgical counselors will sit down with you and explain the choices in detail and work with you to determine the best surgical technique and the best lens. We guide you throughout the entire process.

At Florida Eye Specialists, all our surgeons are fellowship trained and have the clinical and surgical knowledge, experience, and expertise to provide you the best possible experience and outcome. We are wholeheartedly committed to providing excellence in eye care to each and every patient. Please call us at 904-564-2020 to schedule your initial consultation.