When should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

The decision to undergo cataract surgery is one that should not be taken lightly. Cataract surgery involves the permanent removal of the natural lens of the eye and replacement with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract symptoms generally worsen with time, but it may be hard to know when to seek cataract surgery.

For many people, their cataracts do not cause blurry vision or otherwise interfere with the activities of their daily lives. The effects of cataracts can often be improved using prescription eyeglasses, especially in the early stages of the condition. Under these circumstances, cataract surgery is not the best solution.

Cataract surgery should be considered if:

  • You have blurry vision that makes it hard to read
  • Strong glare makes it hard to drive, especially at night
  • You can no longer enjoy activities that rely on your vision, such as knitting or yard work
  • Your cataracts are interfering with your job
  • You have difficulty with necessary tasks like shopping or balancing your checkbook
  • Your cataracts are interfering with treatment for glaucoma or other diseases of the eye

Ultimately, you are the only one who can decide if it is time to undergo cataract surgery. Get the information you need to make the decision that is right for you by discussing your options with experienced Mobile cataract surgeon, Dr. Chris Walton. 

Please contact Dr. Chris Walton using the form at the right side of the page or call 251-341-3385 today to schedule a free cataract surgery consultation. Dr. Walton serves patients in Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida, and throughout the Gulf Coast region.

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