cataract surgery

Cataracts are very common among people over the age of 60. After 60, the likelihood of developing cataracts increases dramatically each year. About 50% of adults 75 or older are affected by cataracts.

However, there is a solution that allows you to say goodbye to your cataracts and say hello to clearer vision, and this solution is cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is something that you may have heard of but are unfamiliar with. You may be wondering what cataract surgery is and what the recovery process is like. This post will address those questions and help you learn more about this procedure.

What Is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a lens-replacement surgery that is performed by removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens. With cataracts, the eye’s natural lens begins to get cloudy and can lead to a substantial drop in your vision. If left untreated, it can lead to a complete loss of vision.

What Does the Recovery Process Look Like For Cataract Surgery? 

Your doctor will provide you with very important post-operative instructions. You must follow these instructions to ensure the safety of your vision and overall well-being.

The first few days following your procedure, you will notice a difference in your vision. Most people can resume driving within a few days after their surgery. However, it could take up to a month for you to get your final results.

Some proper precautions to take after your cataract surgery include:

  • Wearing sunglasses to help your eyes with light sensitivity
  • Avoiding any strenuous activities that may cause strain to your eyes
  • Avoiding any friction against your eyes like rubbing them
  • Staying out of pools and hot tubs, as they can cause serious infection

See Clear With Kirk Eye Center 

Kirk Eye Center is an eye center in Loveland, CO that Colorado native Dr. John Kirk leads.

Dr. John Kirk is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is an expert in state-of-the-art surgery for cataracts, glaucoma, and eyelid issues. He is recognized as one of Northern Colorado’s most experienced surgeons.

If you are interested in learning more about cataract surgery and treatment options, please call us at 970-408-3246 or fill out our contact form here to get in touch with our practice.

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