The treatment of cataract
Do you have questions about cataract treatment? If you are reading this text, then probably yes. But don’t worry, we will explain everything in understandable terms.
What exactly is a cataract?
Often known as a cataract, a cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Think of the lens like a camera. When this becomes cloudy, the images appear blurry. This is called a cataract.
How does a cataract occur?
Aging processes are mostly the reason for cataracts. But diseases, medications or injuries can also play a role.
Is cataract treatment always necessary?
Immediate treatment is not always necessary. However, if you notice that your vision is declining or you are having difficulty driving, you should make an appointment with us for a checkup, but always no later than age 60.
How to treat a cataract?
The cloudy lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens. This is done through an operation that takes only a few minutes and is painless.
Are there any risks associated with the surgery?
Although any surgery carries risks, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed procedures in the world. Our eye surgeon, Dr. Boellert, makes sure everything goes smoothly.
How long does it take to recover?
Many patients feel a clear improvement the day after surgery. But it is good to give the eyes a few days to fully recover.
Are there treatment options other than surgery?
Currently, medications or eye drops cannot cure a cataract. Surgery is the only way to regain vision.
Do I need glasses after the operation?
It depends on the type of lens you use and your vision. Some patients don't need glasses, others may only need them for reading.
Is it normal to be afraid of surgery?
Yes, this is quite normal. But our team, including ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Boellert, will support you and answer all your questions.
Where can I find more information?
Make an appointment with us. Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Boellert and his team will provide you with all the necessary information and support you in your decision. We hope this information will help you better understand cataract treatments. Your health and safety are our top priority!