Cataract Surgery: Here’s What To Expect

Has your vision become cloudy, foggy or blurry over the years? Have you recently been diagnosed with cataracts by an eye care professional? If so, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

In the video below, Dr. Vipul Shah discusses exactly what to expect during cataract surgery.

If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.

Before your surgery, your surgeon will answer any questions you have and go over your best options to meet your visual demands.

During your surgery, your surgeon will safely remove the cloudy lens inside your eye and replace it with a clear lens implant.

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Examples of cataracts ready for cataract surgery

Shortly after your surgery, you’re prescribed eye drops, safe to be driven home and instructed to follow up with your surgeon as directed.

If you have cataracts in both of your eyes, your surgeon will perform surgery on one eye first! After they’ve ensured proper healing of this eye, they’ll perform surgery on your other eye (if necessary).

Remember, cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world and is a very safe procedure!

Curious if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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Dr. Vipul Shah is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, cornea and external diseases, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He grew up in Florida, went to Duke University and did his medical school, internship and residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl. He then did another year of cornea training at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. After practicing in Florida for a few years, he came to Charlotte to join Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA). Vision is such a critical part of peoples experience in life and it’s a real fulfillment for him to be able to help them with that. In his free time, he loves spending time with his kids and wife, playing sports, and just hanging out.