Cataracts are much more than a minor inconvenience. They affect your daily tasks and your overall quality of life. If left untreated, cataracts can eventually rob you of your vision completely. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe, effective procedure. Ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Walton removes the clouded lens of the eye and replaces it with a premium intraocular lens. Imagine all of the things you will once again enjoy when clear vision is restored.
How Treating Your Cataracts Benefits Your Day-to-Day
Clear vision makes it possible to perform everyday tasks effectively and efficiently. Such tasks may include:
- Crafts and hobbies
If you've been living with a cataract, you may have already made accommodations. Maybe you've stopped driving in the dark or avoid reading in anything other than full daylight. Perhaps you feel like you have to let go of the sharp vision you once enjoyed. These accommodations and overcompensations will affect you over time. Because you will be limiting yourself, you may become depressed, anxious and socially withdrawn. Restoring your vision means you don't have to adjust to cataracts; instead, your vision will have to meet your expectations.
There's a good chance your vision will be even sharper than before you had cataracts. Although a conventional scalpel-based technique is an option, many of our patients choose a laser-based cataract procedure, which Dr. Walton is proud to offer. This method has yielded great results for our patients. Dr. Walton will make sure you know all of the options available to you.
Looking Ahead: Long-Term Advantages
Cataract surgery results continue to provide benefits well into the future:
- Reduce your risk of falls and injuries caused by poor vision
- See your children, grandchildren and other loved ones clearly
- Get back to the sports and recreation activities you love
- May reduce any depression and anxiety caused by diminished vision
- May improve your independence and ability to do things for yourself
- May renew your comfort level and interest in socializing and spending time with friends
Our doctor and staff want to help you make choices about your vision and eye health. By providing guidance and straightforward information about your diagnosis, we empower you to decide what to do next. If cataract surgery is the right option, we will explain which techniques are available.
You deserve great vision. While cataracts are extremely common, especially among adults age 60 and older, that doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to living with them. Cataract surgery is also very common these days. This relatively quick procedure has a minimal recovery period. And once your eyes are healed, you will be able to see again. Contact Dr. Walton to learn more about your cataract diagnosis and your treatment options. Dr. Walton first wants to meet with you and examine your eyes before making a recommendation.
Discuss What's Right for You
If you are considering cataract surgery, the next step is to discuss your candidacy and the procedure with an experienced eye surgeon. Dr. Chris Walton has been performing cataract surgery in Mobile, Alabama, for many years. He is personally committed to helping his patients restore their quality of life with clearer vision. To arrange an exam and consultation, please call our staff at 251-341-3385.