What to Expect in Your Cataract Surgery Consultation

December 17th, 2021

Cataract Care That’s Tailored to Your Needs

When you visit ICON Eyecare for cataract and LASIK surgery in the Denver metro area, you get a higher standard of care. You might come for our patient-centric care that ensures you get the services and answers you need from all our staff in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Or, you may have heard about our eye doctors in the Denver metro area who employ advanced ophthalmological technologies and techniques for your comfort and excellent results.

Answering All Your Questions

For our cataract surgery patients, the excellence of our top eye doctors in the Front Range shows when you visit for your cataract surgery consultation. Talking with one of our top eye doctors in the Denver metro area, you’re exchanging information that makes your vision correction surgery the best it can be. Vision correction surgeons want to know about your medical history and any eye conditions you have. In some cases, timely cataract surgery will enable other doctors to see and treat conditions such as retina issues. We’ll also ask about how your vision impacts your lifestyle.

When Our Doctors Work with You, It’s Easier to Relax and Look Forward to Great Results

As the doctor gets to know you, it’s an opportunity for you to ask about the procedure, consider any choices such as the type of lens that’s implanted in place of the cloudy natural one that’s removed, and become familiar with the things you need to do to prepare for surgery and recover well afterwards.

Specifically, What Will Happen at a Cataract Surgery Consultation?

Cataract surgery is typically brief, about 20 minutes, with only local anesthesia. In preparation, the doctor checks your eye with familiar tests.

Typically, these tests are performed before vision correction surgery:

  • Medical history review — Checking your health both specific to your eye, and your overall health, before surgery.
  • Visual acuity test — Reading the chart of letters, or an equivalent test.
  • Slit-lamp exam — Illuminated examination of your eye’s structures such as the cornea, iris, lens, and space between the iris and cornea.
  • Retinal exam — A dilated exam that includes examination of your eye’s lens, which in the case of cataracts will be cloudy.
  • Tonometry testing — A check of your internal eye pressure.

You’ll talk with the doctor about your eyes and your vision outcome expectations. These days, several types of replacement lenses, called intraocular lenses (IOLs) because they replace your natural lens in the eye, are available in addition to the standard artificial lens. They’re all comfortable and provide great vision, but there are different options for focal ranges that can limit the amount of time you need to wear glasses, whether it’s for reading or golf.

Enhancing Seniors’ Vision for Enjoyment of Life

Vision correction surgery for cataracts is nearly a rite of passage for us as we age. Our eye doctors in the Front Range at ICON Eyecare welcome patients for this routine but important step in their lives. Come in and check us out or call for an appointment today.