Cataract Surgery in Mars

Cataract Surgery in Mars

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Clear Vision Family Eyecare will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Mars optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Clear Vision Family Eyecare.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 21, 2024
Dr. Woodring makes the extra effort to provide personalized service and really listens to your needs... to help improve your vision! Thank you!
- Jun. 15, 2024
Unbelievable customer service from the front office staff to physician! They were quick, kind, knowl... edgeable, and overall the friendliest office I’ve ever been to. After having a bad result with lasik at lasik plus on McKnight road I’ve had some issues finding contacts that work and they were unbelievable accommodating. Sending all family and friends here!
- Jun. 14, 2024
The staff has always provided knowledgeable friendly service and Dr Woodring really cares about her ... patients. I would highly recommend Clearvision and Dr Woodring.
- May. 07, 2024
Dr. Shannon Mihalacki is spectacular. She has met all of my eye care needs including pre and post la... ser care.
- Apr. 18, 2024
Always a good experience!
- Mar. 29, 2024
Love Clear Vision! Excellent customer service and selection.
- Mar. 28, 2024
I’ve been going here for years. The staff is so friendly and professional!
- Mar. 12, 2024
My first time there, they went above and beyond. Every visit since has been great. They are very fri... endly and professional. I highly recommend going here.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Polite staff. Clean space. Fast service.
- Mar. 09, 2024
I highly recommend Clear Vision and Dr. Woodring in Mars, PA. I have been wearing contacts for a lo... ng time, many different brands, and I was disappointed with my distance and reading vision. Dr. Woodring took the time to examine my eyes and recommended a new type of daily multifocal contact that's absolutely wonderful. My vision is sharp again and they're very comfortable to wear, plus I can leave them in longer than ever before. Clear Vision also got me the best price available for these contacts, the staff is wonderful too. I couldn't be more satisfied, thank you!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Outstanding they went beyond the scope to f the exam, investigating the issues with my VA glasses, e... xplaining thoroughly what is going on. Thank you
- Jan. 02, 2024
Always have a wonderful experience here between providers, especially Dr. Woodring and optician staf... f.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I would definitely recommend Clear Vision and Dr Lacina and the other staff members to anyone who ne... eds eye care. From the people behind the reception area to all other personnel involved in patient care are very welcoming and supportive!
- Nov. 14, 2023
I have some very specific needs because of how I wear my glasses. Dr. Lacina took time to listen to ... my past problems and did what I felt was a very thorough job to address my concerns. I recommend him.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Clearvision is a great! The front staff are always friendly and Dr Woodring is knowledgeable, thorou... gh and personable. I would highly recommend this practice.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Very friendly from the staff to the Doctor. They were extremely thorough with no pressure. I would h... ighly recommend them.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great experience, knowledgeable and helpful staff
- Aug. 29, 2023
Excellent customer service, courteous and helpful staff. Clean facility and convenient scheduling!
- Aug. 25, 2023
I have be going to Clear Vision for years. Have always found the doctors and staff to be very profe... ssional, caring and willing to go above and beyond to meet your eye care needs. Highly recommend!
- Aug. 18, 2023
I have been coming to Clear Vision for a few years now and I would definitely recommend them. I have... personally seen both Dr. Houghton and Dr. Lacina for routine eye care and post surgery eye care and have had a great experience. I feel very comfortable there and I feel like they always answer my questions and provide a high level of care. They are very thorough and patient. The staff is also very friendly and when I wore glasses were very helpful in find the right frames!

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