If you are diagnosed with eye cataracts, you will be happy to know that cataracts can be painlessly and safely fixed with small incision cataract surgery. At Wyckoff Ophthalmology, Dr. Melanie Sinatra, our eye specialist in Waldwick, can perform this sight-saving surgery for you in the form of small incision cataract surgery.
Today, cataracts are a very common vision problem for people over age 60. However, cataracts can actually occur in patients of any age. Also, cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. When a patient has a cataract, they actually have a thickening of the natural lens of the eye. This causes the lens to become clouded and no longer able to clearly transmit light to the retina. If cataracts are diagnosed in a very early stage, our eye specialist in Waldwick can possibly write a new eyeglass prescription that will restore your clear vision for a while. However, most patients with cataracts will eventually need eye surgery at some point to prevent total blindness. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed eye surgeries today. Our patients remain perfectly comfortable during the short surgical procedure due to the use of local anesthesia drops in the eyes. During cataract surgery a tiny incision is made in the eye. Through this incision the old, damaged lens is removed, and the new manmade lens is inserted. There is no need for any type of stitches or bandages after the surgeries. Most patients are able to have excellent distance vision with the new lens. New IOLs also allow the patient to have excellent, unaided vision, at several distances. This means that they no longer need to use even reading glasses in order to see clearly.
For an appointment to meet with our eye specialist in Waldwick to learn more about small incision cataract surgery, contact us today.
By Wyckoff Ophthalmology
April 8, 2019