If your vision is blurry or it feels like you're seeing through a foggy window, you may have cataracts. If you've spotted this issue with your vision, turn to the Michigan Vision Institute in Flint, MI. Our cataract doctor will diagnose any problems with your vision, consult you on what your next step should be and perform cataract surgery if needed.
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Any kind of eye surgery can be intimidating, but cataract surgery is a relatively common procedure that many people go through. Our cataract doctor has extensive experience helping patients get their clear vision back.
During your operation, our doctor will carefully replace your clouded lens with a new lens, letting you see without issue. As an outpatient surgery, most patients find that they recover quickly.
Contact us now if you have any questions about cataracts.
A cataract is a common eye condition characterized by the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye, leading to decreased vision quality. It occurs when proteins in the lens start to clump together, causing the lens to become opaque or hazy. As cataracts progress, they obstruct the passage of light into the eye.
Visual changes caused by cataracts may include blurry vision, difficulty seeing in low light conditions, increased sensitivity to glare, reduced color perception, and a need for frequent changes in prescription glasses or contact lenses. Cataracts can significantly impact one's quality of life and ability to perform the activities you enjoy
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Glare or light sensitivity
- Halos or starbursts around lights
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision
- Increased need for light
- Glasses not working as well
- Excessive exposure to sunlight or UV light
- Nearsightedness or myopia
- Eye injuries
- Steroid medications
Cataracts can only be removed with surgery. Fortunately, advancements in technology and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most commonly performed and safest surgeries in the United States.
We pride ourselves on providing the most advanced and safest possible surgery for all of our patients. Depending on what technology you choose, you may have the option to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses at the time of surgery.
A basic, or traditional cataract surgery will make the vision better, but will still require corrective eyewear for your best clear vision.
We may be able to correct your astigmatism using the advanced femtosecond LenSx laser system and toric lens implants, allowing you to see exceptionally well at distance without the need of glasses.
We may also be able to use those advancements with range-of-vision correcting lenses to enhance the functional range of your eyes, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses for most tasks.
Is cataract surgery performed under local or general anesthesia?
Cataract surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation. There will be no pain with the procedure, and the IV sedation takes care of the normal anxiety associated with any eye procedure. We refer to this as "twilight" sedation, you will be relaxed and most people find they drift in and out of sleep
The cataract surgery specialists at Michigan Vision Institute are committed to providing Flint and Genesee County with compassionate care and state of the art treatment. Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment with our expert surgeons.