Cataract Surgery Evaluation

Ophthalmologist located in Sacramento, CA

If you’re experiencing cloudy vision, you may benefit from cataract surgery. Barbara J. Arnold, MD, assesses patients before and after their surgery to ensure a healthy transition at the Sacramento, California, office. Dr. Arnold evaluates whether you may need cataract surgery and provides comprehensive care after your surgery. This co-management style allows for excellent follow-up care to support your health best. Call Dr. Arnold today or go online to book an appointment through the reservation system.

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is a standard procedure that treats the eye’s clouding of the natural lens, known as a cataract. The physician removes the cloudy lens during surgery and replaces it with an artificial lens. 

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure and is common for individuals experiencing vision loss or blurred vision due to cataracts. If you’re experiencing cloudy and blurred vision, Dr. Arnold can help.

Should I get cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is recommended if you have difficulty performing daily activities or experience reduced visual acuity. Moreover, you may require cataract surgery when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, preventing 20/20 vision that can’t be corrected through nonsurgical means, such as glasses or contacts.

Cataracts develop primarily due to age, but genetics, certain medical conditions, and injuries can also aid in their development. Dr. Arnold can evaluate your eyes and recommend cataract surgery to restore your vision and improve your quality of life.

What are the benefits of cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery can be a life-changing procedure to significantly improve visual acuity, making life safer and more enjoyable. After the procedure, you may experience improved vision, clearer colors, and better night vision. Cataract surgery can help prevent falls and other accidents caused by poor vision. 

It's also a safe and effective procedure, with a high success rate and low risk of complications. Overall, cataract surgery is an excellent option for those looking to improve their vision and eye health.

How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

In just a few days, you’ll notice a significant improvement in vision, though it can take several weeks to fully recover. After cataract surgery, patients typically experience minimal discomfort, with most people resuming normal activities within a couple of days. You should avoid rubbing your eyes and use prescribed eye drops as directed to prevent infection and promote healing. 

You should also follow up with Dr. Arnold for post-operative appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your eyes are healing properly. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Arnold, call or book online today through the convenient scheduling tool.