Cataract Surgery San Jose
May 24, 2012
Here are some important facts to be aware of before and after a potential cataract surgery.
Definition: A “cataract” is a clouding which can develop in the crystalline lens. The cloudiness can vary in degree from slight to complete murkiness and can obstruct the passage of light.
When the symptoms of a cataract begin to appear, it is still possible to improve one’s vision for a period of time using new glasses, stronger bifocals and even magnification. Stronger lighting can also help, as well as visual aids. However, once the formation of a cataract becomes serious and impairs your vision significantly, it can impact your daily life. Things you once took for granted, such as looking at photos, reading and driving become difficult and even dangerous.
Due to many surgical advances, it is possible to have a faster recovery from no stitch/small incision clear-cornea cataract surgery using topical anesthesia.
Cataract surgery can be quite successful in restoring lost vision. As a matter of fact, cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States - almost 1.5 million a year! A cataract surgery in San Jose can be done so well that the majority will have excellent postoperative vision! This surgery is performed on an out-patient basis. The patient is given numbing eye drops to keep them comfortable before the surgery begins and during the surgery the patient’s lens will be removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant.
Most patients can begin normal activities the day after. The challenge in any type of surgery, but especially a cataract surgery in San Jose, is to find a doctor you like and trust. At Dr. Jovkar’s offices, you will find competent staff, a caring physician and state of the art facilities. Knowing someone like Dr. Jovkar, an experienced cataract surgeon, who will walk you through the process and perform the surgery can help give you peace of mind, even if you are afraid to even say the word surgery. Dr. Jovkar also uses the latest intraocular lenses including toric and premium lenses for cataract surgery.
If you are looking to do cataract surgery in San Jose, and looking for an eye doctor who can help you with your cataract surgery in San Jose, and other eye care, and who can also make sure you’re comfortable, call the offices of Dr. Jovkar at (408) 985-2020.