Most people will develop cataracts at some point in their lives. It is estimated that by the year 2020 over 30 million Americans will have cataracts. Cataracts are clusters of protein molecules that clump together, eventually clouding the ocular lens. This causes vision to be blurred and can cause light sensitivity especially while driving at night.
Atlantis Eyecare treats thousands of patients each year suffering from poor vision caused by cataracts. We are proud to offer among the finest cataract surgery Torrance can provide. If you suspect your vision difficulties are caused by cataracts, contact our office for an examination.
Treatment options for cataracts
Part of an annual Torrance eye exam at Atlantis Eyecare includes screening for cataracts. Minor cataracts need no treatment as they usually cause little to no vision impairment. It is sufficient to monitor their progress during annual exams if there are no changes in vision. If you notice a sudden change in vision or to your tolerance to bright light, you should schedule an examination as soon as possible.
Usually patients delay surgical treatment for cataracts until their vision is noticeably impaired and corrective lenses or magnifying devices are no longer helpful. Surgery is the only procedure that permanently corrects the condition.
Cataract surgery is a simple procedure performed in our offices which lasts approximately 15 minutes. There is very little downtime, with patients returning to their usual activities within 2 days. Following the surgery, patients are delighted to be able to see clearly, some of them for the first time in years.
One of the most exciting developments in the treatment of cataracts is a procedure called refractive lens exchange. In this procedure, the natural clouded lens is removed and exchanged with an artificial lens that improves vision to a high degree of sharp clarity without the aid of contact lenses or glasses.
Atlantis Eyecare has a team of highly skilled professionals who are proficient in refractive lens exchange. There are different types of intraocular lenses available; each designed to correct a specific type of vision defect. One of our specialists at our Torrance office can review your options for achieving the best possible vision correction.
Premier cataract surgeons conveniently located in Torrance
Considering eye surgery requires evaluating several factors. Vision is precious and should only be entrusted to top professionals with years of experience. At Atlantis Eyecare, Torrance, residents can expect to experience world class care for their vision and eye health. We pride ourselves in providing among the finest cataract surgeons in Torrance.
Our surgeons have thousands of procedures to their credit. They are board certified for their specialty and have successfully completed the requirements to become accredited in their professional organizations.
Additionally, with the rapidly developing field of vision care, the surgeons at Atlantis Eyecare Torrance are diligent in remaining current with both the technical aspects of the latest equipment, as well as the latest surgical techniques. If you are considering cataract removal set up an appointment to learn more about the procedure and the many options in lens exchange vision correction.
Cataract removal procedure explained…
It is estimated that in America alone, over 3 million cataract surgeries are done each year. This commonplace procedure is considered among the safest medical procedures available.
Prior to scheduling surgery, the eyes are measured and thoroughly examined to enable the surgeon to precisely plan the procedure. Also, the type of replacement lens will have already been chosen based on your choice.
While the surgery lasts an average of 15 minutes, you can expect to be at Atlantis Eyecare for 90 minutes. The cataract treatment Torrance team will prepare you for surgery by dilating your pupils and will ensure you are comfortable.
Cataract surgery uses a single 3 mm incision to open the lens capsule. The surgeon then removes the cataract using a high frequency ultra sound device to first break up the clouded lens. The particles are then gently removed and the artificial lens is implanted through the same tiny incision. This is accomplished by first folding the lens and then placing it into a device that transfers it to the eye. The lens unfolds into place and any adjustments needed are made by the surgeon.
Recovering from cataract surgery requires a few simple additions to the daily routine. Eye drops will be prescribed and must be applied according to instructions. Additionally you will receive an eye shield which must be worn while napping or sleeping for about a week. You will need to protect your eyes from direct sunlight by using the sunglasses provided by your care team.
By following the post operative instructions provided, you should experience a smooth recovery with greatly improved eyesight being the reward. To learn more about the process and the benefits of our Torrance cataract surgery, please contact us. We will be happy to answer all of your questions concerning the surgery and the array of lenses available.