- Cataract Surgery
- After Cataract Surgery
Your Pre-Operative Exam & Consultation
Prior to cataract surgery, you will receive a complete eye examination that includes a thorough medical history. This exam may be performed by an optometrist, a general ophthalmologist, or the cataract surgeon you have chosen.
You'll also have a pre-operative consultation that will include a discussion about your expectations for your vision following cataract surgery. It's helpful to come prepared with a list of questions and concerns so that you leave the consultation feeling confident about your choice.
- Which type of IOL would I benefit from most?
- How long is the recovery time?
- What will my vision be like after cataract surgery?
- Will I still need to wear glasses or contacts after surgery?
- Do I have any general health or other eye conditions that increase my risk of complications or will limit my visual outcome?
- Will any of my current prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs complicate the procedure or recovery process?
- How much will be the total out-of-pocket cost of my cataract surgery?
- What is the post-surgery follow-up process?
If you are ready to proceed with surgery, a counselor will discuss logistics with you. For example, you'll receive information about how to get to and from surgery, what medications you'll need, and what you need to do to prepare in the days leading up to your procedure.