Cataract Surgery in Vestal

Cataract Surgery in Vestal

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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. Roberts Eyecare Associates - Vestal 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 Vestal 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 Roberts Eyecare Associates - Vestal.

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.

Patient Reviews
- Jun. 04, 2024
Roberts Eyecare Associates accommodated my urgent need for same-day doctor appointments. I highly ap... preciate that. The staff and doctor are both very friendly and welcoming.
- Mar. 22, 2024
I wish I was able to give more than 5 stars. Kari at the front desk was extremely helpful and insure... d I left a happy customer. She went over and beyond even calling other establishments so I can get my glasses with the insurance I had. Kari is the definition of a great worker that ensures every patient are being care for.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Good news and bad news… When I arrived for my appointment that was confirmed via phone yesterday t... hey told me they’d texted me Oct 30 (a week ago) to cancel. I checked my txt messages and I did NOT receive a cancellation text. I did however receive a CONFIRMATION text Oct 26. So something is amiss with their communication dept! No problem however as they got me back in next week. The good news…as long as I had a few free minutes I got my glasses adjusted. Candy, the gal that helped me , TOOK HER TIME to get it right! I’d fallen on my face several months ago and got the scratched lenses replaced but the fit was not quite right. Came in one other time to readjust and they still weren’t quite right. Candy spent all of 20+ minutes with me and even replaced the black dots to be sure they were right.THANK YOU CANDY! I truly appreciate your time!! EDIT I once again had the PLEASURE of having Candy attend to my needs. My rather old glasses broke and I didn’t have an appointment for a checkup for about 6 weeks. It was not an easy fix but again Candy took her time and got my glasses going again until I can get new ones in a month or so. THANK YOU AGAIN CANDY! What a valuable employee!
- Sep. 08, 2023
I was totally impressed with my whole experience. The Doctor was very thorough and every person was ... kind and professional.
- Jun. 10, 2023
This place is fast and on time love it! Great quality care!!
- Jun. 07, 2023
They are very friendly and respectful there I always tell people to go there I wouldn't recommend an... y other place
- Jun. 05, 2023
Everything went so smoothly with my appointments—the reception area, office staff, and opticians a... re friendly, kind, and efficient. The ophthalmologist knew exactly what I needed and explained in detail regarding my eyes, my new eyewear, and then fitted me for new contacts with the newest technology. My glasses came in quickly—Thank you to all at Robert’s Eyecare Associates 😀!
- May. 25, 2023
Excellent service, and very detailed. I've been going there for years for this reason. Also, alw... ays extremely friendly.
- May. 17, 2023
Dr Marx provides a great eye exam and a fabulous sense that you just had a sense of knowing your vi... sion is in great hands! Their staff in eyeglass and lens selection is world class as well.
- May. 14, 2023
I I had a follow up appointment after my cataract surgery. they checked my eyes did a few test said ... I was coming along fine. Had to come back in three weeks and get glasses for reading. I was very pleased with the service I got, would recommend them to anyone. Thank you. Judy whitney
- Apr. 28, 2023
Excellent service!
- Apr. 23, 2023
Very friendly staff. Got me in and out quickly.
- Apr. 18, 2023
People were absolutely great. Very nice and very helpful, got me in and out with Very little waiting... time. Definitely one of the best around
- Apr. 12, 2023
Very nice and professional.
- Apr. 09, 2023
I went to Robert's Eye care on the Parkway and have to say is one of the best places I've been, the ... Receptionist's are super nice and knowledgeable about any questions one may have, the eye test I received was fast and was able to get my script and glasses ordered the same day, awesome place, they also have a great selection of Name brand and Designer Frames available at a Great price. I'll continue to go to Robert's Eye care for my Vision needs , thanks for making it a great experience.
- Apr. 07, 2023
Great appointment! Erica, Dr. Ekure and the check-in and check-out staff were all wonderful! A ver... y efficient visit. Thank you!
- Apr. 06, 2023
Robert Eyecare is a busy place. That’s because they’re the best around at what they do. Normally... it’s a pretty long wait to get an appointment there, but… My wife had a scheduled appointment, and we went to it. I was due for a checkup myself, but hadn’t scheduled it yet. When we checked my wife in, the lady at the desk (Anna, thank you!) checked on my chart and asked if we would like to get me checked up also, as they had a cancellation. Of course, yes. And the checkup was smooth and quick and thorough, as always. Anna did not have to check and see if I wanted to get my checkup done that day, but she did. That’s above and beyond.
- Apr. 02, 2023
Everyone was wonderful to work with and helped me find glasses that would fit my needs. Thank you Ro... berts Eye Care
- Mar. 30, 2023
Easy in easy out.
- Mar. 25, 2023
Exceptional service friendly professional staff and a great experience all together thank you.

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