Cataract Surgery in Toledo-Oregon

Cataract Surgery in Toledo-Oregon

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Maumee Bay Vision Center will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Toledo-Oregon optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Maumee Bay Vision Center.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

Patient Reviews
- Apr. 25, 2024
Came to get my prescription put in my custom Balenciaga's with transition lenses came out amazing
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Loves is so knowledgeable and thorough. So kind, great, and patient. Everything went smooth. Dr.... was great with my girls and I. Very patient with my toddler and so kind. Highly recommend Dr. Lovas. There should be more people like him on this earth. Office is very neat and clean. Overall great experience.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great service in and out fairly quickly. Received my contacts in less than a week
- Sep. 18, 2023
I have had no issues with this location nor the location of Cherry Vision in Sylvania. I get the gla... sses here that my insurance does cover without any hassles. I also ask for the script to get them elsewhere. Also with the changes in my vision, they printed out past prescriptions along with current prescriptions. I highly recommend this place compared to Midwest Eye Consultants and the frames I picked out are a rose gold and super pretty
- Jan. 26, 2023
I love this place, they don’t make me wait for hours.
- Dec. 23, 2022
I had problems at other eye places. I decided to try this place. I was very happy with there service... , the eye dr was great the girls at the counter was great but most of all my glasses was perfect. I could see great out them. The other places I went to had issues with not being able to see out of them. I would recommend this place. Thank you
- Mar. 19, 2022
got glasses here 2 weeks ago. not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. i've worn glasses for 4... 8 years this is by far the best i.ve iver seen. thank you so much
- Dec. 09, 2021
Absolutely loved the service I received here and especially loved the front office girls who helped ... me out. Would definitely recommend this lovely place to anyone!!
- Feb. 03, 2021
Had an eye exam elsewhere and wanted to buy glasses through them. Staff was awesome, came in the t... ime they said, made sure the glasses for correctly, and was priced well in line with others. I will be back!
- Aug. 02, 2019
I love these People, their professionalism is on POINT
- Dec. 03, 2018
I only go there for all my eyeglass needs.
- Oct. 02, 2017
Have been a customer for almost 15 years. Dr Cherry has been a good man for as long as I can remembe... r.

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