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Traditional Cataract Surgery in West Palm Beach, FL

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What Is Traditional Cataract Surgery?

Regarded as both safe and reliable, traditional cataract surgery, referred to as phacoemulsification, is one of the most routinely performed surgeries in the world. At Bentz Eye Center, our team of expert ophthalmologists has years of experience performing both traditional cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery. At a consultation, we can help you decide which surgery works best for your needs by performing a comprehensive eye exam and reviewing your overall health. Depending on your needs, our team members can perform cataract surgery with manual surgical tools or with a laser-assisted device. Please schedule an exam with an ophthalmologist to learn more about traditional cataract surgery in West Palm Beach, FL. Serving the communities around West Palm Beach, FL, like Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, we would love to discuss your choices for your cataract procedure.

What Can I expect with cataract surgery?

If you have good physical health, you typically qualify for traditional cataract surgery. Sometimes, certain types of astigmatism or a preexisting eye disorder could decrease your desired results, which may impact your eligibility for the treatment. At Bentz Eye Center, we complete an assessment of each patient’s ocular health, listen to their medical history, and review any underlying conditions. Once we have all this information, our cataract specialists can create a treatment plan and discuss whether traditional or laser-assisted cataract surgery works best for you.

Generally, we can perform your traditional cataract surgery in about 30 minutes. It takes us about 15 minutes per eye. Our ophthalmologist will start by numbing the eye and placing an eye speculum to keep your eye from blinking. Next, we make a tiny, manual incision on the outside boundary of your corneal tissue. Once created, we use a specialized instrument to go through the incision, disintegrate the cataract lens, and place a new intraocular lens. Because the incision is tiny, patients don’t require stitches. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule a follow-up appointment to assess your healing progress.

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How long do I need to recover from cataract surgery?

Patients are usually able to return to their regular routines about eight weeks after cataract surgery. Most patients notice their vision has stabilized around 1 – 3 months after the procedure. We will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure your eyes are healing properly and provide you with a new prescription for your eyeglasses.

Will cataract surgery be painful?

Prior to your traditional cataract surgery, we will apply a numbing solution to your eyes in order to minimize your discomfort during the surgery. This numbing solution will continue to work for several hours after the surgery. There may be some discomfort when the numbing solution wears off, but these symptoms should remain mild.

Which is better, traditional or laser cataract surgery?

Our cataract specialists in West Palm Beach, FL, are skilled in both traditional and laser eye surgery for cataracts and will perform a thorough eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for laser cataract surgery or if you would be more likely to benefit from a more traditional cataract surgery approach.

Say Goodbye to Cataracts

For patients of Bentz Eye Center, our passion is optimizing your vision and overall eye health. We're ready to help you get whatever kind of eye care you might need. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or believe you have symptoms, please reach out to our West Palm Beach, FL eye care facility to schedule an exam with one of our expert ophthalmologists. We can help you learn all about the techniques and treatments for managing the condition.

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