Cataracts, a prevalent age-related condition, occur when the eye’s lens becomes progressively cloudy, leading to impaired vision. The treatment for cataracts involves a straightforward surgical procedure, wherein the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear intraocular lens (IOL).

In contemporary practice, cataract surgery is predominantly performed on an outpatient basis, typically concluding within a brief two-hour timeframe, from check-in to heading home. The actual surgical procedure lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.

During cataract surgery, patients are usually awake, eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia. This conscious state enables effective communication between the patient and our doctors throughout the procedure. To ensure comfort, patients receive an oral medication before surgery to induce relaxation.

Before entering the surgical suite, the eye area is cleansed, and eye drops are administered to dilate the pupil. An anesthetic shot or numbing eye drops are applied to guarantee comfort throughout the surgery, ensuring patients do not experience pain or discomfort.

Cataract surgery is recognized as one of the safest and most successful eye surgeries. Many individuals experience a significant improvement in vision and can resume normal activities within 24 hours post-surgery. The adjustment period varies based on the type of intraocular lens implanted, ranging from 2 to 6 months for optimal vision. Given the durability of IOLs, replacements are seldom required.

At Pacific Eye Institute, we prioritize not only the surgical procedure’s technical excellence but also the comprehensive care and support provided throughout the patient’s journey. Our commitment is to deliver personalized solutions that extend beyond surgery, fostering lasting improvements in vision and overall eye health.

If you’re considering cataract surgery in Upland and wish to explore the full spectrum of intraocular lens options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team. Contact us at 1-800-345-8979 or visit our website to take the first step towards a clearer, more vibrant vision. Your visual well-being is our top priority, and we look forward to assisting you on your path to enhanced clarity and visual freedom.