Hearing the news that you need cataract surgery can be a bit worrisome for some. But did you know that cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure around the world?
Here at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, our cataract specialist Dr. Trey Nunnery is excellent at making your cataract surgery experience smooth, quick and comfortable.
Here are five important facts about your cataract surgery experience with Dr. Nunnery at Providence Eye:
You will never be treated like a number with Dr. Nunnery. Unfortunately, cataract surgery has turned into an “industry” with factory-like qualities. Dr. Nunnery does not feel this is the best way to practice medicine or treat patients. At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, you will never feel like you are on a production line.
Dr. Nunnery’s number one priority is safety. For this reason, your cataract surgery will be done one eye at a time, with each eye procedure performed two weeks apart. This gives your first eye the opportunity to heal and allows Dr. Nunnery to assess the vision in that eye prior to doing the second eye.
For the best outcome, lens placement, especially for advanced lifestyle lenses, is extremely important. That is why Dr. Nunnery is pleased to offer laser-assisted cataract surgery.
We want all of our patients to be as comfortable as possible. You and Dr. Nunnery will discuss the options for anesthesia prior to your procedure day. Most patients only require a light oral sedative to keep them comfortable for the quick 20-minute procedure.
Recovery from cataract surgery is typically quick, but Dr. Nunnery takes the extra steps to keep it simple too. That means no multiple drop regimens - Dr. Nunnery prescribes a single combination drop that is delivered directly to your home! Additionally, we provide clear, written post-operative instructions. These two steps make your recovery from cataract surgery easy and smooth.
After cataract surgery, you will be able to notice an improvement in your vision the very next morning, and Dr. Nunnery will monitor your recovery over the next several weeks. Your vision will likely be a bit hazy for a couple of weeks and it will take a couple of months to stabilize, but that is all a perfectly normal part of the recovery process.
Here at Providence Eye we are with you every step of the way, clearly communicating and answering your questions. And should you have any urgent needs outside of our normal business hours one of our doctors is always on call 24/7 to assist you.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nunnery and learn more about how your vision will improve overnight after your cataract surgery.