Cataract Eye Surgery at Peters Eye Clinic in Mt. Pleasant, PA
What is Cataract Eye Surgery and Why is it Necessary?
Most people have heard of cataract surgery, but many do not know what it means and why it may be necessary. A cataract is a clouding of an eye’s lens, which can affect the vision of anyone who experiences them. When cataracts become an issue, a qualified ophthalmologist can perform surgery to remove the lens and replace it with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is necessary when the cataracts blur the vision to the point where it can impair daily activities. This is also necessary when cataracts interfere with another necessary optical procedure.
If you have difficulty seeing while driving, while exposed to bright lights, or while reading, watching television, or using a computer, cataract surgery may be the answer. To find out more, contact Dr. Jerome Peters at Peters Eye Clinic in Mt. Pleasant. Our experienced ophthalmologist will analyze your optic health and provide a professional opinion. Call today at (724) 547-2800 to set up an appointment at our office on West Main Street in Mt. Pleasant.
The Procedure for Cataract Surgery with Peters Eye Clinic
Before the surgery occurs, patients will need to meet with our ophthalmologist for a routine test to determine the size and shape of the eye. This will help to determine the proper type of lens implant for the surgery. The surgery itself typically takes less than an hour and is typically an outpatient procedure. Upon arriving for the surgery, Dr. Peters will dilate the pupils and provide local anesthetics and possibly sedatives to numb the eye and promote relaxation during the procedure. From there, our doctor removes the current cloudy lens and implants the artificial lens. Vision should begin to improve within a few days, and Dr. Peters will continue to monitor the condition in the following days, weeks, and months. For more questions about the procedure or any impacts it may have on your vision, speak with our ophthalmologist at your earliest convenience.
Conveniently Located in Mt. Pleasant for Cataract Surgery
Peters Eye Clinic provides three convenient locations for Westmoreland County residents to receive cataract surgery. We perform this surgery at our offices in Mt. Pleasant, Greensburg, and Latrobe. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Jerome A. Peters, has the experience and expertise to properly evaluate lenses for cataracts and perform the necessary procedures to remove them. Set up an appointment with Dr. Peters for cataract surgery or any of our other optical services with a call to our friendly staff at our Mt. Pleasant office today.
Westmoreland County, PA