Am I a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts can initially be treated with the aid of glasses or contact lenses. However, because cataracts are a progressive condition, you will probably need vision restoration surgery when your vision declines to the point where it interferes with your ability to perform daily tasks safely and effectively.  Common symptoms at this point include blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night, glare, haloes, and starbursts around lights.  Colors may appear muted and you might experience double vision. 

Many patients who've undergone previous procedures wonder if they are candidates for cataract surgery.  If you had cataract surgery before IOLs were available, you can undergo a secondary IOL implant. If you previously underwent LASIK, additional tests may be required. Records from your previous eye surgery are helpful in determining your current course of treatment. Our office will help you obtain your records so that you can derive maximum value from your consultation.

To further help you get the most out of your consultation please:

  • Review your medical history. If you have written records, please bring them with you to your appointment. 
  • Create a list of medications that you are taking. Some medications that can contribute to cataracts include corticosteroids and others such as tamsulosin [Flomax], may make cataract removal more difficult. 

Call 858.452.3937 or email Dr. Sandy T. Feldman and ClearView Eye & Laser Medical Center for a complete examination.  She and/or her associate doctors will perform a thorough eye examination and evaluate your suitability for cataract surgery. We have provided a list of frequently asked questions to give you some background on the cataract procedure. 

For additional information, please read how to prepare for surgery, what to expect the day of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.

Dr. Sandy T. Feldman and her caring staff will be there for you throughout the process of your vision rejuvenation and restoration. The devoted staff is known for remarkable personalized patient care and will take as much time as necessary to answer all of your questions and listen to your concerns.