Cataract Surgery in Becker

Cataract Surgery in Becker

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Insight Eye Care - Becker will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Becker optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Insight Eye Care - Becker.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- May. 02, 2024
Adrianna was very nice, she cleaned my glasses & stretched out my frames for a perfect fit for me. Y... ou all always take good care of me, thanks
- Mar. 29, 2024
Great place
- Feb. 16, 2024
The receptionist was so over the top helpful. I came in close to closing time not thinking it would ... take longer than expected. She stayed, never made me feel rushed or that her time was up. She made me feel that I was the most important person right then.
- Dec. 14, 2023
I've referred friends to experience the same as I do.
- Aug. 12, 2023
This is a great eye clinic for the entire family! From check-in to check-out, the entire team is kno... wledgeable and friendly. I can't imagine going to any other clinic.
- Jul. 08, 2023
Very welcoming and kind towards me as a first time patient.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Great customer service and professional care from start to finish.
- Nov. 28, 2022
5/5 Professional comprehensive care.
- Oct. 29, 2022
I had an incredibly positive experience with Dr. Malikowski. She is smart, professional and genuinel... y interested/concerned about my eyes with Sjogren's. Doctors like this are hard to find as a Sjogren's patient. I'm with her 100%.
- Aug. 24, 2022
Dr. Nelson was amazing. Very thorough examination, Dr.Nelson made sure I understood everything befor... e we were finished.
- Aug. 24, 2022
Dr Malikowski is a superb eye doctor. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything....
- Jun. 20, 2022
Dr Alex did an amazing job with my son. But not just limited to Dr Alex the entire team was very pro... fessional and kind. Def coming back for all future needs for eye care
- Apr. 02, 2021
They take the time to help at every step of the way. Dr. Bennett Nelson is so thorough and explains ... what is going on.
- Mar. 25, 2021
Very friendly staff that does a great job with children!
- Feb. 04, 2021
Very friendly and informative staff. Eye exam was thorough and Dr Bennett Nelson did a great job of ... explaining everything during the process.
- Aug. 19, 2019
I've been going to Insight for years now and have always been treated respectfully and kindly. Their... care for my eyes is outstanding

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