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Don't Be Afraid of Cataract Surgery

Getting any type of surgery can feel scary, but cataract surgery is one of the safest operations. Additionally, if you have severe cataracts, this procedure is the only way to see well again. To ease your fears, we at Eye Care Specialists of Florida in Kissimmee have put together some valuable information about cataract surgery that you should know.

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

During the surgery, an ophthalmologist will make a tiny cut into the membrane that holds your eye's lens. Then the eye doctor will take out the cataract and lens, replacing the lens with an artificial one. After the procedure, you may see an improvement in your vision.

What Type of Eye Doctor Performs the Surgery

Only an ophthalmologist can perform cataract removal because this specialist has a medical degree that allows them to do surgery. You may visit an optometrist for eye exams to determine that you need surgery, but you must go to an ophthalmologist's practice for the procedure.

Does Cataract Surgery Hurt?

The operation will not hurt because the eye doctor will give you a local anesthetic in your eye to numb any sensations. You may also receive a sedative to help keep you calm. The procedure itself typically takes 15 minutes to an hour, and you can return home the same day as long as you do not drive yourself.

After the procedure, you may have some soreness and sensitivity to light in the eye. Talk to the ophthalmologist if these problems worsen or become severe. You will likely get some eye drops to prevent infection after the procedure. Use these drops and go to all follow-up appointments to avoid serious side effects.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

Full recovery may take up to eight weeks. However, the good news is that 90% of those who have cataract surgery can see better once fully recovered.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist for a Consultation

While Eye Care Specialists of Florida in Kissimmee are known for our dry eye care, we also have a skilled ophthalmologist who conducts surgery to remove cataracts. Contact us today or call us at (407) 483-0328 to make an appointment if you have had an optometrist tell you that you need special treatment for cataracts.

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  • Dr. Choudhri did a beautiful job. It was a short time. I was very scared. But all went beautifully. Dr. Choudhri was son nice and caring. I can’t wait for the other eye to be done. Thank you and your staff for the loving support. You are the best.

    - C.H.
  • Dr. Choudhri was extremely professional and thorough with my eye exam. She explained all of the procedures to me and was very patient with my questions. The staff is also helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. I recommend this doctor.

    - Pam L. / Kissimmee, FL
  • I always look for excellent customer service, highly professional care and comfortable facility. Our experience met all our expectations.

    - Maria A
  • My grandmother was suffering from a real bad pain in her right eye, after a few days we notice she was suffering from her cataract. I quickly called this office and they scheduled us right away and took care of her like if she was their own grandmother. I am forever grateful for this team. The girls in the front are exceptionally sweet, and thoughtful. I can recommend this office to anyone who is suffering from cataract and/or eye problem.

    - Keisha D
  • My experience with eye care specialist has been beyond exceptional. The staff is super friendly and they truly do care for their patients. I had a very dense cataract and the doctor made it a point to get it removed with just one surgery. I cannot express how much I admire this place and the staff believe me if you come here you too will be very happy. They take the time to evaluate and ensure that you are taken care of 100%. Thanks so much!!!

    - Izabella R
  • Dr. Choudhri is a very great doctor... For the first time, i have the cataract surgery and it was a success... The staff that works at her office are the best... Great Customer service!! I will definitely be recommended to people....

    - Javiel V