It takes more than successful surgery to have an excellent outcome following cataract surgery. To get optimum results careful planning must be undertaken well before surgery. This all begins with a careful eye exam that can determine if there are other problems that can affect the outcome of the operation. One of the most common of these problems is often chronic dry eye. This problem affects close to 21 million Americans and yet only slightly greater than 1/10 of these people are being treated for it. Not only do dry eyes decrease vision, but they can also affect the measurements that determine what intraocular lens to use.
Another important consideration is determining what is the most appropriate lens to implant at the time of cataract removal. There is now a plethora of lenses to pick from whether they be multifocals or accommadative lenses that aid in spectacle independence. For those with considerable astigmatism toric lenses may be an excellent option.
Clearly there are many considerations to be evaluated prior to cataract surgery. For those patients with cataracts it would be wise to consider having your surgery at North Shore Eye Care. Our Board certified ophthalmologists and friendly staff will make sure you get the very best care.