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If your vision gets cloudy because you have a cataract, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove the lens from your eye and replace it with an artificial one. It's a common and safe procedure, and when it's done, you'll be able to see better. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 98% of patients experiencing improved vision if there are no other eye conditions present. Of all surgical operations, it is the safest one.

  1. Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Modern cataract surgery has a number of advantages over traditional cataract surgery, including the following:

  • In many cases, no needle or stitches are required

  • Small, self-sealing incisions

  • Eye drops for anesthesia

  • Less postoperative astigmatism

If you will have cataract surgery with laser technology, the procedure may be even safer and more reliable.

  1. Risks and Complications

Cataract surgery is generally a very safe procedure. However, all surgical procedures have potential risks and complications. Potential risks of cataract surgery include:

  • Retinal detachment

  • Endophthalmitis (severe infection)

  • Cystoid macular edema (blood vessels leak fluid into the retina and cysts form; may involve loss of central vision)

  • Dissatisfaction with the results

A week or two before your procedure, your doctor will do some tests to measure the size and shape of your eye. This way, she/or he can choose the best artificial lens for you. If you worry about the operation – talk to your doctor. A good specialist will find words to reassure the patient. Often the fear arises from the incomplete understanding or not knowing the details of the procedure. Get acquainted with the information, read comments of people who have already passed through this. It is also useful to know the comments about the surgeon. You must be sure in your eye doctor and in clinic where the operation will be performed. If you haven't decided yet, you can apply to Manhattan Eye Specialists  in Midtown Manhattan. These eye doctors are real professionals. This clinic provide top-quality services including pediatric ophthalmology, treat a wide range of eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal disease and crossed eyes. They also offer LASIK eye surgery.