As mentioned in our last news item, one of the most common questions Dr. Tabak gets from patients is, ““How do I know I’m getting cataracts?” The next questions usually are, “Will I need cataract surgery and how is it done?”
Simply put, when a cataract and resultant blurred vision makes it difficult to do the things you want to do, particularly driving and close work, it is time to consider surgery.
Dr. Tabak and the surgeon he works with recommend laser cataract surgery; a blad…eless procedure.
Typical laser cataract surgery is three steps:
• Making the laser incisions
• Removing the cataract
• Inserting an intraocular lens
There are additional enhancements that can be discussed such as steps during surgery to reduce the need for prescription lenses.
What to expect when surgery is scheduled:
• Cataract surgery is outpatient; you go home the same day
• The procedure usually lasts 20-30 minutes
• There is a one-day follow-up visit with the surgeon
• Additional follow-ups are with Dr. Tabak in his office; usually 1 and 4 weeks later
Every patient is different but these are typical steps and schedule. More concerns or questions? Please call 847-382-2020 to schedule a cataract consultation with Dr. Tabak.