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Cataract Surgery

Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose.

He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.

Risks and Side Effects of Cataract Surgery

The success of your surgery is greatly dependent on the skill and experience of your surgeon. It's important that you make a careful, informed choice regarding your surgeon and that you follow his or her instructions for aftercare, including follow-up visits.

No replacement lens, however sophisticated it might be, is as good as a young, healthy, crystalclear natural lens. Though your vision will almost certainly be better than before your surgery, it will not be as sharp as a teenager's. Nighttime halos and glare, double vision, and ghosting might not be eliminated altogether.

Even so, by replacing a clouded natural lens- which is only going to get worse over time-with a clear, durable, state-of-the-art synthetic lens, you will see images more vividly than you have for years (including those occasional dots in your field of vision-tiny fragments known as floaters). You'll enjoy greater independence and a wider range of activities. And all this will be possible with less dependence-maybe even no dependence-on eyeglasses.

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