7. February 2011 11:14
If you or someone in your family suffers from cataract and is soon to be operated upon to get rid of it, you should be aware of a few facts. Cataract surgery is not a very complicated procedure and is performed on a daily basis in many hospitals and clinics all around the world. There are very few cases in which complications may arise. However, it is more or less a safe procedure. Some of the facts that you should read up on are:
- Not everyone who develops cataract needs to get surgery done immediately. Every case is different and the right time to get it done is prescribed and decided after a thorough consultation with your eye doctor. Only if your cataract significantly obstructs your vision and makes it impossible for you to perform everyday tasks like driving successfully do you need to get this surgery performed.
- Many people may feel sceptical while getting cataract surgery down and experience nervousness. However, they should be aware that going to a reputed and experienced doctor and getting their cataract removed will lead to complete restoration of vision without any possible side effects. There is a very negligible amount of population who may suffer from infection or pain in the eyes after the surgery. In such a case, it is wise to rush to the nearest doctor and get corrective treatment.
- The amount that needs to be shelled out in order to get cataract surgery done can vary in different cases. This is largely determined by the kind of lens that is being fitted into your eye after your original affected lens has been removed. This surgery tends to cost at least five thousand dollars. However, most medical insurance plans in the United States cover this cost.
- It is a wrong notion that you will not require any glasses or visual aids after you have got cataract surgery done. In some cases, you may need to wear reading glasses to correct your vision. You will not need very thick glasses and your eyes will be able to see clearly in most cases.
For more information on various eye glasses and eye care tips, visit us at Killeen Eyecare Center. We are located at 416 North Gray Street, Killeen, TX 76541.
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