Cataract Surgery

Everyone gets cataracts that decrease our vision. It is part of being human. Cataracts, like wrinkles, are part of life. We all get them and they only get worse with time.

West Boca Eye center | CATARACT SURGERY

Cataracts are especially common in people over 60 years old. While the majority of cases are related to advancing age, cataracts can be present from birth or an early age due to congenital reasons.

They can also occur following trauma to the eye/s or because of other health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. Prevent Blindness America states that cataracts are prevalent in over 24.4 million US citizens over the age of 40. The condition is caused by gradual clouding of the natural lens of the eye, so inhibiting clear vision. According to the World Health Organization, cataracts in one or both eyes is the leading cause of blindness around the world. Thankfully, careful monitoring and, when necessary, intervention, can virtually eliminate visual loss or impairment caused by the formation of cataracts. This is done through strategic cataract surgery that removes the diseased lens from the eye and replaces it with an artificial one, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). There are many different types of artificial lenses available. The most appropriate will be determined through an in-depth discussion of your condition and your lifestyle needs with your chosen cataract surgeon. Cataract eye surgery is commonly carried out, with over a million successful procedures per year.

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How Do I Know if I Need Cataract Surgery?

In most cases, cataracts form slowly over many years. However, some medical conditions (such as diabetes and hypertension) can cause them to evolve more quickly. They can occur in one or both eyes and don’t cause pain or any outwardly noticeable symptoms, such as redness. Because the formation is so gradual they’re routinely first discovered through a regular eye examination.

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As the condition progresses some of the common symptoms that might become noticeable include:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Dim or blurred vision
  • A reduction in the quality of nighttime vision
  • Increasing sensitivity to light or glare
  • Seeing ‘halos’ around a light source
  • Colors appearing faded or yellowed
  • The need for brighter light when reading and carrying out other close up activities
  • More frequent changes for glasses or contact lens prescriptions

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

Most cataract surgery procedures take around 30-45 minutes to carry out and are done under local anesthetic. This means you’re not put to sleep and can return home the same day.

Your ophthalmologist will make a tiny cut in your eye (using a laser), remove the clouded lens, and replace it with an artificial one. If both eyes have cataracts that need treating then these will be done in separate procedures on the same day or one week apart. This allows sufficient time for each eye to heal and restore vision.

What Makes Brent Bellotte MD the Best Clinician for Cataract Surgery Near Me?

Brent Bellotte MD is one of the country’s leading ophthalmologists who specializes in cataract surgery. He set up the West Boca Eye Center to ensure that patients could take advantage of a single location for all their eye health needs. Boasting the latest in cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and surgical facilities, this world-beating clinic provides the ultimate in advanced cataract procedures and state-of-the-art care.

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The expertise of Dr. Bellotte is known around the world. Florida residents have long-flocked to avail themselves of the prowess of this globally-renowned cataract surgeon. Boca Raton residents and those who travel to see him rest safe in the knowledge that their cataract treatment is in the capable hands of one of the highest regarded experts on the planet. 

One of the most important factors of selecting the best cataract professional to carry out your treatment is to feel at ease. While it might be true that cataract eye surgery is commonly carried out, for you, it’s going to be a once (or twice) in a lifetime procedure. Brent Bellotte and the whole clinical team at the West Boca Eye Center are well aware of this and pride themselves that every patient is treated with the same care and attention one expects for a member of their own family. This means that while there may be closer options, that of solely searching for cataract surgeons near me will dramatically reduce your options for the ultimate in advanced care.

There’s a very good reason why so many patients travel to have their cataract surgery in Boca Raton—and that’s purely down to the outstanding care and advanced procedures carried out by Brent Bellotte MD.

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West Boca Eye Center
9325 Glades Road, Suite 201.
Boca Raton, FL 33434

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