What Should I Do For Halo Vision After Cataract Surgery?
Unfortunately, cataracts are more or less guaranteed by the aging process. They develop in people in their 40s as the proteins within the eye's lens begin to deteriorate. The deteriorating proteins clump together, producing cloudy spots on the lens and in your visual field.
They afflict more than 24 million Americans, and around half the population will develop cataracts by the time they reach their mid-70s. If left untreated, they gradually rob you of your vision and eventually cause blindness. But cataract-caused blindness, the most common cause of blindness worldwide, can be prevented.
So, if you've experienced any visual difficulties or have any other concerns, please reach out to us today. Timely treatment can help you achieve an optimal visual outcome, and our team would love to help find the best solution for you. And you can get started by contacting us at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham or visiting our practice in Birmingham, AL to learn more and proactively protect your ocular health!
Cataract surgery can quickly correct life-changing visual disturbances and save your sight
Traditional cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, typically requiring less than ten minutes per eye. You'll be conscious, but we'll administer ocular anesthetics to minimize your discomfort. We use a ring or suction device to keep your eye open and prevent any shifting during the surgery, which begins with a small, carefully made incision on the cornea.
Then, we insert a small ultrasound probe, which gently breaks up the clouded, vision-obscuring lens. The broken-up cataracts and lens are then suctioned out, and we finish the procedure by giving you a new artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
The incision site is so tiny it heals on its own. And your new IOL gives you the clear vision you deserve, with no chance of developing future cataracts. As a bonus, if you suffer from any refractive error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, your IOL can be "calibrated" to correct those life-hampering disorders.
We also proudly offer laser-assisted cataract surgery, which utilizes laser-made incisions rather than the scalpel-mediated manual incisions made by our experienced ocular surgeons. But rest assured, we're dedicated to your health and best outcome, no matter which option you pursue. Our ophthalmologists have performed this procedure countless times and continue to do so virtually every day. In fact, it's one of the most common surgeries worldwide and has been time-tested, and clinically tested, to be safe and effective.
And if you'd like to find out more, we invite you to contact or visit us at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham in Birmingham, AL.
Don't worry; halo vision and other mild visual disturbances are normal side effects
If you notice halo vision after you've undergone cataract surgery, or similar visual impairments, don't panic. Though you may notice immediate improvements in overall eyesight after your surgery, it will take some time for total healing. Halos, glare, and other visual disturbances are typical side effects after this type of procedure, and they will generally diminish day by day.
A more specific recovery time depends on multiple factors, including the type of procedure, your ocular status, history, and various personal specifics that we'll consider when devising a personalized recovery plan for you. Downtime after cataract surgery is short, potentially about a week. But we'll be able to give you a more precise estimate, and further recovery instructions and tips, after your procedure. And as long as you take it easy and follow your post-treatment outline, which may include regular application of eye drops, you'll soon enjoy a refreshingly clearer outlook.
Reach out to us today for a personalized visual treatment plan
As always, if you have any questions, worries, or feel that your side effects are abnormal, please reach out to us as soon as possible. Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. And we'd love to help you enjoy long-lasting ocular and visual health, so contact us today at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham or pay us a visit in Birmingham, AL.