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Get Informed About Cataract Surgery for Your Eyes

What You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a common procedure that’s performed to replace a cloudy eye lens with an artificial clear intraocular lens. During the surgery, a lens will be carefully placed just behind the pupil and iris of the eye to restore clear vision. It is a quick and simple procedure that is performed in an outpatient clinic. Complications are rare and patients do not need to stay in a medical facility overnight. Here’s what Rock Hill Eye Center wants you to know before you have cataract surgery.

Before Your Cataract Surgery

After a careful eye examination, your ophthalmologist may suggest eye surgery to correct your cataracts. If you require cataract surgery, you will schedule your procedure with Dawn Stewart at our office. You will also need to come for a pre-surgery appointment with the eye doctor for lens calculations, further testing, and a more extensive eye examination. In this appointment, the ophthalmologist will give you information about intraocular lenses, how the cataract surgery will be performed, and the best eye surgery options available for effectively treating your condition.

Potential Complications of Cataract Surgery

Many people undergo cataract eye surgery every year with great success. In the majority of cases, complications are rare. However, the following reactions could occur:
  • Dislocation of the intraocular lens
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Macular edema (central retina swelling)
  • Ocular hypertension (elevated pressure of the eye)
  • Photopsia (perceived light flashes)
  • Posterior capsule opacity (PCO)
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
If any complications occur during or after your cataract surgery, contact your ophthalmologist immediately. In most cases, these conditions can be treated through medications or with another procedure.
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General Information

Don’t let cataracts diminish your view of the world. Our cataract surgeons can implant lenses to give you clear—or even corrected—vision.

Cataract Surgery

When a cataract causes vision problems, we may recommend cataract surgery.

Standard v. Refractive Cataract Surgery

Learn about the difference between standard and refractive cataract surgery.

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