Why choose us for your cataract surgery in Columbus, Ohio?

cataractBefore surgery, the knowledgeable staff at Arena Eye Surgeons talks with patients and lets them know exactly what to expect. Our support staff is available 24/7 before and after surgery. The ophthalmologists at Arena Eye Surgeons have over 125 years of experience in delivering excellent eye care to patients. All our surgeons are board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our doctors have also taught other eye doctors at meetings in the U.S. and abroad.

Quick reference information for Cataract Surgery

Cataracts occur when the lens behind the eye becomes cloudy. A cloudy lens interferes with the amount of light entering the eye, resulting in blurry vision. In general, cataracts are more likely to appear in people age 60 and older. However, eye injuries and some medications may cause cataracts. Occasionally, too, an infant is born with them.

If contact lenses or eyeglasses don’t improve the vision of a person with cataracts, then surgery is necessary. In the most common type of surgery, the ophthalmologist makes a small incision in the eye and proceeds to disintegrate the lens using ultrasound waves. The doctor removes the lens and inserts an intraocular lens (IOL) implant. After cataract surgery, most patients will not need eyeglasses.

However, patients having cataract surgery who have astigmatism, a condition also characterized by blurred vision, may choose another option that “cures” their astigmatism. Astigmatism happens when the cornea is irregularly shaped and causes a refraction error.

This choice is the Toric IOL implant, which not only improves vision after removal of the cataract, but also rids the patient of the consequences of astigmatism. In most cases, patients who previously wore eyeglasses will not have to wear them after the Toric IOL procedure. The Toric lens corrects between 1 Diopter and 4 Diopters of astigmatism. Since this lens is considered a premium lens, most insurance plans will not pay for it.

If both eyes have cataracts, the surgeon operates on one eye and on another day the other eye. Complete healing takes about eight weeks, but the improvement in vision is almost immediate.

If you have Cataract surgery, please be sure to contact Arena Eye Surgeons if any of the following occur. It is a very low percent, but if it’s you, please contact us.
Complications may include eye infections, swelling and fluid in the center of the eye, blood in front of the eye, swelling of the eye’s clear covering or retinal detachment.