Your vision and eye health are in good hands with Vision 3C Specialists. We specialize in vision correction, corneal problems, and cataract treatment. We offer our patients in San Antonio expert treatment in a friendly atmosphere. Contact our office to make an appointment for an eye exam. Dr. Trujillo and our team have gathered a few questions that we run into in regards to cataracts.
Q: Can cataracts affect young people?
A: Cataracts typically develop in people over the age of 60 and affect around half of those over 80. However, younger people may be susceptible to cataracts if they have had an eye injury or surgery if they take dehydrating medications, if they smoke or drink alcohol excessively, or if they have received radiation treatment. In rare cases, young people can develop them without those risk factors as well.
Q: Do I need surgery immediately after being diagnosed with cataracts?
A: Once cataracts develop the only way to get rid of them is with cataract surgery. In the beginning, though, our ophthalmologist will likely recommend that you come in for a periodic eye exam to monitor your progress. At first, any side effects can likely be treated with medication. If you reach the point where the cloudy spots in your vision begin to affect your lifestyle and prevent you from doing things you enjoy, further steps may be needed. We can help you determine if surgery is the best course of action.
Q: Does cataract surgery involve a lengthy recovery?
A: Cataract surgery typically comes with an easy recovery. Our ophthalmologist will instruct you to keep your eye free from bacteria by preventing water from getting into it, not touching it, and keeping protective barriers on it if necessary. Medicated eye drops can also help keep the incision area clean until it heals in a few weeks.
Q: How does cataract surgery work?
A: Cataract surgery is a safe and efficient procedure. A laser creates a small incision in the cornea so that the brittle, clouded lens can be removed. A new clear lens is inserted in its place. The procedure takes just a few minutes and patients go home the same day. Follow-up appointments with our ophthalmologist should be frequent so the healing process can be closely monitored.
Get Treatment for Your Cataracts in San Antonio, TX
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or suspect you may be developing them, our team at Vision 3C Specialists can help. Call us today at (210) 538-2020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trujillo.