Cataract Surgery

Are you experiencing yellow or cloudy vision? Do you feel like you are looking through a piece of wax paper? If so you might be experiencing cataracts. Dr. Chesen at Chesen Laser Eye Center can help you regain your vision and put you on a path to better and more clear vision. We provide the latest advancements in cataract surgery with modern cataract surgery equipment including multi-focal, accommodating and astigmatism correcting intraocular lens implants. If you are seeking cataract surgery call us today!

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a very common procedure and complications (if any) are rare and treatable. The surgery itself is highly successful in improving the vision of patients over 95% of the time. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure usually taking Dr. Chesen less than 10 minutes to complete.

During the surgery, Dr. Chesen removes the cloudy natural lens from the eye while the eye is numbed with a topical anesthetic. Next, the doctor inserts an intraocular lens (IOL), which remains permanently in place of the removed natural lens. The IOL compensates for the magnification the old lens provided. Stitches are routinely unnecessary. Modern IOLs are designed for various functions and made out of different materials; Dr. Chesen will know which is most appropriate for your individual case. After the operation you will be given eyedrops. An eye shield is not necessary.

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Recovery from Cataract Surgery

The patient may return home the day of the procedure. You may resume most activities the next day. There is no restriction in bending over or heavy lifting. Recovery is usually a matter of days, with only minor discomfort. Several follow up appointments will be required to ensure the eye is healing properly. Glasses are usually prescribed two to three weeks after surgery.

Chesen Laser Eye Center is proud to serve the surrounding communities of Reading, Pottstown, Pottsville, Allentown, Lancaster, and King of Prussia.

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If you are experiencing any symptoms of cataract problems, we encourage you to contact our surgical coordinator today at 610-372-2222 to schedule a consultation.