Cataracts Merrillville and Hobart
At Deen-Gross Eye Centers, our board-certified ophthalmologists are dedicated to improving your quality of life through exceptional vision care. As you age, your vision may become blurry or foggy, making driving a car, seeing at night, and reading difficult. Many of the patients that we treat are frustrated with their inability to clearly see the expressions on their children's faces, the subtle details of the world around them, and colors in all of their vivid, bold beauty. Don't let cataracts stand in the way of enjoying life. Merrillville and Hobart, Indiana vision specialists Dr. Gross and Dr. Nelson are committed to restoring your vision so you don't have to miss out on life's little moments. They offer several surgical and non surgical treatments including cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive eye care services that will enhance your eyesight.
Safe, Effective Treatments
Our sight specialists usually suggest cataract surgery when the extent of your condition begins to negatively affect your quality of life or starts to interfere with your ability to perform normal daily activities. When recommending treatments our vision professionals educate patients on the risks and benefits associated with cataract surgery as well as what to expect before, during, and after cataract surgery at our Merrillville and Hobart, Indiana eye care centers. Our doctors do so to offer comfort and assurance to patients because we understand how big of a step surgery can be.
About Cataract Surgery
Before having surgery, it is important to discuss your symptoms, medications you are currently taking, and previous eye conditions that you have experienced. By doing so, our team can prepare an idealistic plan to perform during your surgical treatment that yields phenomenal results. Communicating about your health helps to lower risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure.
On the day of your surgery, our doctors will cleanse the surface of your eye, dilate your pupil, and administer anesthesia. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, the surgeon will begin Phacoemulsification for cataracts by making a small incision in the front of your eye. Next, a probe is inserted into the inner cavity of the eye where ultrasound waves are used to break up the cataract so it can be removed by suction. Once the clouded particles have been removed, the doctor will insert an intraocular lens (IOL) and place the artificial lens on top of your existing one to improve the clarity of your vision. The outpatient surgical procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform on one eye.
You might have cataracts and may be an ideal candidate for cataract surgery at our Merrillville and Hobart, Indiana facility if you experience difficulty driving at night or in the dark, have difficulty seeing in the dark, if your eyes become irritated when bright lights are shining at you, or if you find reading or watching TV to be difficult. You should immediately contact our vision center if your vision becomes clouded or blurred as that is also a symptom of cataracts.
Results and Benefits
Although your eye sight may be slightly blurry immediately following surgery, your vision will continue to improve over the course of a few days following treatment. After having surgery to remove your cataracts you can expect to experience mild eye irritation, soreness, itching, and sensitivity. Your visual outcome will grow in excellence during your recovery process which could last up to two months.
Learn More about How We Can Effectively Treat Your Cataracts
To learn more about the surgical and non surgical treatments that we provide at our vision centers in Merrillville and Hobart including surgery for cataracts, contact us today!