Will I Need Eyeglasses after Cataract Surgery?

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Glasses after Cataract Surgery?

Many of our patients thinking about Cataract Surgery at Baltimore Washington Eye Center ask us “Will I need to wear eyeglasses after Cataract Surgery?” Here is what you should know. First, there are two primary goals of Cataract Surgery. The first goal is to remove the cloudy crystalline lens. The crystalline lens is actually an optical component of the eye that provides focusing power. The second goal of Cataract Surgery is to replace the optical and focusing power that was provided by crystalline lens. This is accomplished by implanting an intraocular lens (IOL) to provide the correct amount of focusing power to allow you to see clearly.

If you wore glasses because you were nearsighted, farsighted or had astigmatism before you developed a Cataract, it is possible for Dr. Betancourt or Spagnolo to implant a special IOL that can correct astigmatism so that you may not need to wear eyeglasses to see at distance after your surgery. Today, it is even possible for us to select IOLs that can correct both distance and near vision so that you can decrease, or even eliminate, your dependence on bifocals and reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.

If you think you have a Cataract or have been told you have a Cataract and would like to be less dependent on please feel free to phone Baltimore Washington Eye Center Toll Free at 800-495-3937 to schedule an appointment to learn more about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants.