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Cataract Exam & Management

Cataract Exam and Management

One of America’s Safest Procedures

Thanks to advances in technology and comprehensive research, cataracts can now be easily and safely removed from the vast majority of eyes. In fact, it is credited as being one of the most reliable surgical procedures in the world.

Eye Issues & Diseases

Benefits of Cataract Removal Surgery

 

  • Sharp central vision – Cataracts forms slowly, but can eventually cover a large portion of the eye. Its translucent color makes reading, driving and other day-to-day tasks troublesome – surgery returns this vision to you.
  • Color perception – By casting a grey-white sheen over your cornea, all colors become muted and indistinct until the cataract is removed.
  • No recurrence – Once a cataract is removed, your eye’s lens is substituted for an artificial replacement on which no new cataract can form. It’s a permanent solution.
  • Success rate – Cataract removal surgery boasts one of the highest success rates of any medical procedure, at over 95%.

 

When Is It Time to Book?

Cataracts can form very slowly. If yours is only very mildly bothersome, it may not be worth removing quite yet.

If the growth covers a large area on the eye, if both eyes are affected or it is compromising your ability to do your job, then give us a call and we’ll perform our eye exam and discuss your options.

What to Expect from a Cataract Exam

Your doctor will dilate your eyes using special eye drops – these are painless, and will allow higher-quality imaging of the inner eye.

Medical History

We will discuss any ocular problems affecting relatives, as well as an overview of your personal health over the years, in particular to identify high risk factors like smoking.

Visual Acuity Test

If a cataract covers a large portion of your eye but is highly transparent and causes little obstruction of vision, it may not require surgical removal. A visual acuity test measures how well you can see with both your peripheral and central vision, across all distances.

Eye Surface Inspection

Using a slit-lamp experiment, the cornea will be fully illuminated and examined under magnification. Any abnormalities on the surface of the eye and around the cataract will be assessed.

Eye Issues & Diseases

Managing a Cataract

Particularly minor cataracts will not require any real lifestyle adjustment. However, you should be careful to arrange an annual eye exam (as recommended by the American Optometric Association) so that we can track its progress over time.

If a cataract begins to affect your day-to-day life, then you should come see us. There are no real treatments for cataracts other than removal surgery – if you are a valid candidate for the ultrasound-based, non-invasive procedure, then there’s no sense waiting around for years!

Prescription Lenses in the Form of Eyeglasses Can Help

Cataracts can change your prescription needs. If your prescription has changed, we can help; our on-site optical lab can produce your lenses in as little as one hour.

Location

Find Our Office

We are conveniently located at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and South Clement Rd, at the entrance to Creekstone Estates, in the Villages at CreekStone (near the intersection of HWY 141 and Old Alpharetta Rd). When facing Spa Sydell we are in the building to your right.

Address:

Clarity Vision Group
1780 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 301
Cumming, GA 30041

Get in touch:

Phone770.205.2520
Fax 770.456.5994

Hours:

We are open six days a week for your convenience.

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

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