As we age, it is natural for our eyes and vision to lose some of their functioning—it happens to many older adults. One of the most common age-related eye conditions is the development of cataracts. A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes clouded over. As a result, the vision of someone with a cataract becomes increasingly unclear. Many people with cataracts describe their vision as if they are looking through a fogged up window. Our Wicker Park cataract surgeon here at the Wicker Park Eye Center understands the complexities of cataracts, and is here to offer you treatment that is fully comprehensive and highly effective. Though cataracts are a difficult condition to encounter, it might be comforting to know that they are treated quite easily. Cataract surgery has an excellent reputation and success rate.
During cataract surgery, our Wicker Park cataract surgeon will remove the lens of the eye that has been clouded and impaired. Once the lens has been removed, an artificial lens will be inserted and put in its place. The lens is referred to as an artificial intraocular lens implant. Cataract surgery is successful about 90% of the time, and so you can rest assured that it is an excellent option for treating your cataracts and improving your vision as a result. It is now minimally invasive and has a very quick projected recovery time, other bonuses of the already highly effective and comfortable procedure. If you think you might be developing a cataract, the first step is to schedule an appointment for an eye exam so that a diagnosis can be confirmed, and then treatment options will be discussed and planned out from that point forward.
If you would like to learn more about how our Wicker Park cataract surgeon can be of assistance to you, we encourage you to visit the main Wicker Park Eye Center website to look through some additional information about our practice. If you have any specific questions or concerns that our staff can assist you with, do not hesitate in contacting us. You can reach us either by calling the office directly, or sending us a message using the contact form on our website, in which case we will respond to you within 24 hours.