Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is generally the result of an age related process where the natural lens of the eye turns cloudy (said to be the “grey hair” of the eye). This lens is about the size of an M&M chocolate and sits behind the colored part of your eye.

Symptoms of a Cataract

  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Trouble reading fine print
  • Trouble seeing in bright light

When should you have Cataract Surgery?

Sometimes you’ll get to a point when you’re no longer able to change your glasses to appease your declining vision and the only option is to put up with the symptoms or to have Surgery to replace the cataract with an implant.

What is an Implant?

An implant is a manmade optical device that will go into the same position or space that the natural lens lives in. The implant will be tailored for you to achieve the best possible outcome. *Multifocal implants are offered.

What to expect

After a thorough and comprehensive consultation and evaluation by Dr. Sterling, an optimal lens (implant) will be determined. The ideal vision should return to normal following cataract surgery. The recovery period to be “healed and happy” is around 4 weeks but to be functionally able to do daily activities it should only take 2 to 3 days.