World-Class Cataract Treatment Available for Residents of Safety Harbor, FL
Cataracts are a common age-related problem that affects about half of all Americans by the time they are 75 years old. Most cataracts are caused by normal changes in your eyes as you age. Around age 40, the proteins in the lens of your eye break down and clump together, forming a small cloudy spot on your lens, which is called a cataract. Over time, the cataract may grow and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see and to perceive colors accurately. If you have a cataract or suspect you’re developing one, it’s important to schedule an eye exam as soon as you can. A cataract is a progressive condition that won’t resolve itself. At St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, we offer cataract treatment to Safety Harbor, Florida, residents of any age.
What Does Cataract Treatment Entail?
An eye exam will allow your eye doctor to track the progression of your cataract and recommend corrective surgery at the right time. Cataract surgery is a simple, relatively painless outpatient procedure that takes an hour or less to perform. After the clouded lens in your eye is removed, your surgeon will implant a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens.
You will probably notice that your vision is clearer immediately, but you will need to protect your eye according to your doctor’s instructions for up to a week. Generally, it takes about a month for your eye to heal after cataract surgery.
A Legacy of Expert Vision Care
The ophthalmologists at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser are considered some of the finest in the Tampa Bay area. Our recognitions include Best of Tampa Bay and Beacon of Light awards as well as an Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) certificate, one of the highest honors for health care organizations.
If you would like to make an appointment for an eye exam to find out whether you need cataract treatment, contact St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute.