Cataract Surgery in Girard

Cataract Surgery in Girard

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Sforza EyeCare will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Girard optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Sforza EyeCare.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- May. 16, 2024
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- Apr. 05, 2024
Went 4/5/24 for my virtual eye exam at Sforza Eye Care in Girard, Oh. They got me in on an extremely... short notice after breaking my frames on easter morning. This was my first ever virtual eye exam and i was impressed. It was very extensive and i will not hesitate to choose a vitual exam in the future. I have been coming here since I was a kid, everyone is very friendly and extremely professional. Thanks team at Sforza Eye Care!
- Feb. 22, 2024
Best eye doctor in town hand down. Everyone is so friendly and caring.
- Feb. 21, 2024
I’ve been going to him since I was a child. I won’t go to any other doctors for my eyes.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Dr. Sforza and all the ladies that work there are great.
- Oct. 20, 2023
When arriving at Dr. Storza’s office I was greeted by a very professional and friendly secretary a... t the front desk. Doctor Storza was very thorough with examination of my eyes. He was very respectful and answered a couple questions I had in a very sincere way. Love the extensive lines of eye wear available. Normally get Silhouettes, but chose a similar more economical brand . Been searching for an eye doctor like this for four years after moving to Youngstown. Heard of him by word of mouth from one of my clients. Thank you Dr. Storza and staff for a wonderful experience.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Dr. Sforza is an excellent doctor. He is patient, caring, and very knowledgeable. I always know tha... t I will have the best of care. His staff is always friendly and professional.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Professional staff and thorough examinations.
- May. 01, 2023
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- Mar. 16, 2023
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- Oct. 04, 2022
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- Sep. 28, 2022
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- Sep. 24, 2022
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- Sep. 12, 2022
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- Sep. 01, 2022
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- May. 25, 2021
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- Jul. 30, 2020
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- Jan. 19, 2020
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- Sep. 15, 2018
Everyone is very nice and helpful.
- Jun. 05, 2018
The doctor is very knowledgeable.

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