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In-Office Cataract Surgeon

Haider Eye Care provides in-office cataract surgery to patients at two convenient locations in Louisville, KY and Elizabethtown, KY. With over a decade of practical experience in eye care and surgical eye procedures, Dr. Ali Haider and his team rely on the latest medical equipment and standard medical procedures to ensure optimal results.

We understand that surgical procedures such as cataract surgery can cause fear, frustration and stress. Dr. Haider helps alleviate that fear and stress by offering in-office cataract surgery. After conducting a comprehensive eye exam that includes a retinal exam, refraction and visual acuity test and a slit-lamp exam, we will carefully explain and review surgical and non-surgical options so patients have a thorough understanding of treatment options.

Cataract Treatment Options

Cataracts occur when proteins in the eye’s natural lens break down, causing the lens to become cloudy. We highly encourage patients to make an appointment with our cornea specialist if they experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Blurry vision

  • Double vision

  • Loss of night vision

  • Increased light sensitivity

  • Dulling, fading or yellowing of bright colors

 

Without proper care and treatment, cataract symptoms will worsen over time. And while many patients can live with the minimal effects of cataracts early on, eventually, patients will require eye surgery to continue participating in daily events such as driving, reading, sports and other hobbies. Eye lens replacement remains the only permanent solution for treating cataracts. Cataract removal involves removing the natural eye lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). With regular eye exams, patients should be able to resume activities without issue.

In-Office Cataract Removal Surgery: What to Expect

At Haider Eye Care, we perform cataract removal in-house. Our cataract doctor, Dr. Ali Haider and his team will explain the procedure and answer any questions that patients may have. Avoid the stressful referral process and get treatment faster while avoiding hospital fees. 

 

Since the patient will remain awake during the procedure, we numb the eye to prevent discomfort. Using a specialized microscope and small medical tools, we carefully make tiny incisions to remove the natural lens and replace it with the intraocular lens.

 

After the procedure, we require patients to rest in our recovery area for about 30 minutes. We will let patients know when they can go home. At Haider Eye Care, we take patient care very seriously. Patients should arrange for someone to pick them up after the procedure. We recommend that patients avoid activities that could cause eye strain until the eye has completely healed.

 

We will provide patients with recovery care instructions and will schedule patients for a follow-up visit at our Louisville cataract surgery or Elizabethtown eye care locations. Patients can contact us at any time concerning recovery care.

Recovering from Cataract Surgery

Most patients recover from surgery within a few weeks. We recommend that patients wear protective eyewear or an eye shield for the first few days after surgery to prevent injury. We also recommend that patients wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun.

 

Over the days following surgery, patients should start seeing improvements in vision. Cataract surgical procedures will not reverse other eye problems or issues, but patients should experience a drastic reduction in cataract symptoms.

 

During follow-up visits, our cornea specialist in Louisville will conduct another series of eye exams and vision tests to determine how well the patient is recovering. Dr. Haider and his team will also give patients a timeline for when they can safely resume certain daily activities.

 

In some cases, blurriness or double vision may return when the posterior capsule, a thin membrane that holds the eye lens in place, becomes cloudy. To reduce cloudiness and other cataract symptoms, we may recommend a second surgery, posterior capsular opacification (PCO). During this procedure, we will use special equipment to create an opening in the posterior capsule to help reduce cloudiness.

 

Annual eye exams help our patients retain much of their vision before and after surgery.

 

Contact Haider Eye Care today to schedule an eye exam.