Cataract Surgery in Dayton

Cataract Surgery in Dayton

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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. VisionMakers - Kettering 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 Dayton 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 VisionMakers - Kettering.

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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- Jun. 06, 2024
Me and my kids has been going to Vision Makers for a while. They are great. I would highly recommend... Vision Makers.
- Jun. 01, 2024
Best eye doctor in the city!
- May. 26, 2024
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- May. 24, 2024
Besides always going to this location for our personal vision needs, I took my grandma here to get h... er set up with a new prescription and new glasses. Heather was extremely kind, professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. I have also been there on days where she is helping others and is the same way with everyone. I would highly recommend this location and won’t go anywhere else.
- May. 21, 2024
Dr. Mercado is excellent!
- May. 11, 2024
Online scheduling is easy. Dr M is friendly and detailed. Checkout was simple too.
- May. 04, 2024
I’ve always liked Dr. Mercado, been seeing him even before they moved some years ago, and the way ... he helps me out. The whole staff is very helpful and nice.
- May. 04, 2024
I found the front staff pleasant and helpful. The Doctor had a great personality and provided unders... tandable answers to my questions. Upon picking up my new glasses I was very happy to be able to clearly see again. The only downside was that even with very good insurance, my out of pocket cost was crazy high.
- Apr. 25, 2024
Great Service. They were very thorough and explained everything well. I felt like they cared.
- Apr. 20, 2024
Wonderful staff and clean office with a moderate selection of frames.
- Apr. 05, 2024
I appreciate the thorough analysis and explanation that Dr. Mercado provides.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Excellence throughout the entire visit. I highly recommend Vision Makers!
- Mar. 24, 2024
Professional and timely service.
- Mar. 23, 2024
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- Mar. 22, 2024
Friendly staff and Dr. Fenton is fantastic. I highly recommend him!
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- Mar. 11, 2024
Dr. Mercado is great! I highly recommend his services.
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