Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye and usually affects people as they get older. The cloudiness gradually decreases visual clarity, causes haloes around lights at night, reduces the vibrancy of colors, and requires the patient to need more light when reading. Dr. Osnes remembers one of his professors at Optometry School saying, “If someone lives long enough, they will get cataracts.” So, Cataracts are a normal process of aging. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the US and it has the highest success rate. Therefore, a diagnosis of cataracts should not be overly stressful.
We follow cataract patients and when it is time for surgery, we work with a great team of surgeons at another office who actually perform the surgery. We do the preliminary testing, they do the surgery, and we do the follow-up visits at our offices. This provides the greatest convenience and continuity of care for our patients.
If you are getting older and think you may be getting cataracts, rest assured that we will take outstanding care of you all the way through your cataract surgery recovery.