Before you have cataract surgery, you should tell your doctor what medications you are currently taking, as some medications might lead to problems during surgery. For example, alpha-blockers and blood thinners can lead to complications when undergoing surgery.
The surgery method known as phacoemulsification is the preferred method over others because:
- The surgery can be done in a shorter time.
- Chances of having astigmatism after surgery are far less likely.
- Recovery time after surgery is shorter.
- There are far less complications with surgery overall.
Surgery results are pretty identical for both procedures, but healing time is faster with phacoemulsification.
This should go without saying, but it’ll be said anyway: the more experience your surgeon has, the less likely you are to have problems with your surgery. With a combined field experience of over 25 years, I think anyone would be in good hands at GSG.
Regardless of what kind of surgery you have done, you’re going to need reading glasses afterwards. There is an option with the intraocular lens so that you have one for seeing far away and one for seeing things up close. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons about having this combination of lenses.
Cataracts in children are best to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. The biggest period of development of the eyes is from birth to 3 months. The faster the cataract is found and removed, the better chances of that person having better vision later in life.