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Cataract Surgery FAQ

Understanding Cataract Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are worried about your cataract surgery, at Eye Care Specialists of Florida, we can help. We understand that this process makes some patients nervous, and we are here to answer all of your questions about the procedure. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions that we receive from patients regarding cataracts and the surgery involved to remove them.

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts form on the natural lens of your eye, right behind the pupil, causing vision cloudiness.

Who Develops Cataracts?

While you can develop a cataract at any age, or even be born with one, they are more prevalent in individuals who are 50 years old and up. This is because cataracts usually develop over time. Roughly one half of the population 65 and older have some type of a cataract.

Why is My Eye Doctor Waiting to Remove My Cataract?

You may have been told that you have a cataract, but that your eye doctor wants to wait to remove it. Cataracts can be so small, that they are not interfering with your vision. Some cataracts never progress beyond this stage, so it won't be necessary to ever remove it. Consult with your eye doctor to find out if Cataracts are right for you. 

Is Cataract Surgery Serious?

There's always a risk to any surgical procedure, but cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed today. Choose a doctor with plenty of experience to decrease your chances of any surgical complications. Dr. Choudhri  has extensive knowledge on Cataract and offers Advanced Cataract Surgery. 

How Does the Doctor Remove My Cataract?

Your lens is held in place by a thin membrane. This is cut using a scalpel or a laser, depending on the technique your doctor uses. The lens is removed, and a new, artificial lens is put in its place.

Are There Side Effects to Cataract Surgery?

While side effects are rare, it is possible to experience pain, swelling, bleeding or infection from cataract surgery. It's important to report these problems immediately to your eye doctor.

If you live in Kissimmee, Florida or surrounding areas and you need cataract surgery, call Eye Care Specialists of Florida today at 407-483-0328 to schedule an appointment.

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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