When your cataracts have reached the stage where they are interfering with how you see and how you live your life on a day to day basis, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. Paul Thompson, OD, offers the service of co-managing your cataract surgery in order to ensure that you are fully prepared for your procedure, offering expert guidance and objective analysis to help you determine if cataract surgery is the best choice for you right now and to recommend a qualified surgeon to handle it if you do. At our Downtown Vegas optometry office, we will take the time to go over your options with you and advise you based upon the current state of your vision.
Cataract surgery involves the surgeon first removing your eye lens. Typically, your natural lens, which has become clouded over from the effects of cataracts, is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (also known as an IOL), which will restore visual clarity that you had lost. If an IOL cannot be placed, eyeglasses or contact lenses are usually recommended to assist you in seeing properly. In most instances, cataract surgery is considered a last resort. Many people function fine for a long time with cataracts. Through co-managing your cataract surgery, our Downtown Vegas optometry office will work with you to keep you informed of what to expect and what choices you may need to make as a result of your decision to have the procedure.
The co-managing of your cataract surgery, though, begins with deciding if it is necessary at all. You count on our Downtown Vegas optometry office for your yearly comprehensive eye exams and to keep your eyes as their optimal health and visual capacity. You can also count on us to monitor your cataracts and to recommend those treatments that are most likely to help you in mitigating the progress and the effects that cataracts have on your eyes. Once you have selected to move forward with surgery, however, co-managing by Dr. Thompson will give you the confidence that you are fully informed and ready for your procedure.