Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss. Thankfully, the condition can be treated with surgery in just about 15 minutes. With such a fast and effective procedure available, there’s no reason for you to delay getting this treatment.
Cataract surgery boasts of a high success rate. In this article, Vision Care Plus — a trusted provider of eye care services, prescription glasses, and contact lenses — explains the benefits of having cataracts removed early.
Benefits of Early Cataract Surgery
Early cataract surgery has three main benefits: increased safety, better awareness of the procedure and better outcomes. The procedure is done with a small corneal incision enabling the surgeon to remove the clouded lens, which is then replaced with a prescription intraocular lens (IOL). It only takes around 15 minutes, and in cases where local anesthesia is used, recovery time is expected to be faster. You can have better vision in no time, and you’ll no longer have to rely on eyeglasses to see clearly.
Success Rate of Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery has a 98% success rate, which can be attributed to the modern techniques that have been developed through the years.
For instance, surgeons are now able to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery, which makes use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to create a 3D map of the eye. Using the OCT map, the laser creates an incision with the exact location, length and depth needed to treat certain conditions.
Vision Care Plus offers personalized eye care services as well as quality eye products like prescription glasses and contact lenses. Call us at (844) 201-5900 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We provide our services to customers in Camrose and Leduc, AB.