Has your vision been getting cloudy? Are you unable to see things as clearly as you could as little as several months back? It is possible that you may have cataracts. This disorder is known to cause these symptoms in many patients. It is good to know that cataract correction laser surgery is one of the most commonly performed and successful eye surgeries performed today. If you suspect you may have cataracts, visit our St. Louis eye doctor today at Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis.
At Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis our expert ophthalmologist is Dr. Paul M. Tesser. Dr. Tesser is an expert in his field and is highly regarded by both peers and patients. We also are happy to be able to provide the exemplary services of our optometrist, Dr. Jeremy A. Beatty. If you suspect that you may have a cataract due to blurred and cloudy vision it will be very easily detected by a visit to our St. Louis eye doctor. Should cataracts be discovered, we will be able to provide you with the treatment that will best fit your situation. Our eye doctor will look at your individual case and discuss with you the beat course of action to take. The options will include eye surgery for correction, or monitoring of the situation and a new prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Generally, cataracts can be corrected by laser surgery, if surgery is recommended.
When our St. Louis eye doctor performs laser surgery for your cataracts, it will be done on an out-patient basis. We generally give only local anesthesia for the procedure. The procedure is quite short, lasting less than 30 minutes to correct one eye. During the laser surgery your natural, clouded lens will be removed though a very small incision that is made in the eye. Then a new, clear man made lens will be inserted. This lens can come in several forms. Most patients get a new lens that gives them very good to excellent sight vision. However, there are also other lenses that can provide assistance for several different vision distances at once. Patients with these lenses may no longer require the use of bifocals. You will want to check with your insurance company as many companies will only pay for the basic lens. If you would like to meet with one of our expert doctors for a comprehensive eye exam, contact our office today.
By Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis
October 14, 2015
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