If you have been noticing your eyesight to be misty or distorted, in either one or both of your eyes, you could be suffering with cataracts. It’s quite common for cataracts to affect older Denver patients, due to the highly complex nature of the eye. Getting older is usually the most common reason cited for cataracts. By people reach the age of 80 in the US, around half of the population have been diagnosed with cataracts, or have had cataract eye surgery.
According to estimates from the PBA, more than 22 million people in the US, over the age of 40, have had vision problems caused by cataracts. Because of the aging population in the US, going forward, it’s estimated that 30 million Americans will develop cataracts.
What are cataracts and can they be corrected?
Cataracts are a debilitating disease that distort vision by blurring the eye’s clear lens. As the cataracts become worse, the clouded areas of the eyed become bigger and light cannot enter the eye, causing the unclear vision.
To fix the problem and stop your sight becoming worse, you can have cataract surgery in Denver. This type of surgery is an extremely popular method, chosen by people, to bring back their clear vision.
Talk to our Denver Cataract Surgery Doctor Early
Because cataracts form on the eye’s lens, this lens is removed during surgery, and usually replaced with an artificial one. If you are considering Denver cataract surgery, we are here to assist you. We will answer any questions you have and tell you about the types of cataract surgery, so you make an educated and informed decision about your procedure.
Small incision surgery is also known as phacoemulsification, and this is the most common type of cataract surgery. A small device shoots ultrasound waves across the surface of the eye through the tiny incision that has been made. The lens can then be easily removed.
The other main type of cataract surgery is extracapsular surgery, and in this procedure a longer cut is made in the cornea, meaning that the lens can be easily removed. Both types of surgery involve a new lens replacing the old and patient cannot feel this.
Corrective Cataract Eye Surgery in Denver is Very Common
With a success rate of 90-95%, cataract surgery Denver is the logical choice for those with vision problems. Results can be experienced nearly immediately, and in most cases the surgery takes less than one hour.
To prevent any complications, such as infection, patients should always keep their eyes clean after surgery. We will provide you with eye drops and you should avoid touching your eyes, as during the short healing time, the risk of infection is greater.
By Timothy Ammons