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Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a quick and painless procedure that replaces the cloudy lens in your eye with an artificial lens, restoring your eyesight to clarity.

Precision Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the eye’s lens that can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, and even blindness. Cataract surgery is a painless procedure that replaces the diseased, blurry lens with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Your surgeon will remove the cataract during surgery and fit a customized lens in its place.

Cataract surgery requires precision and experience, which is why Chicago Eye Surgeons is the most trusted team for cataract surgery in Chicago. We go to exceptional lengths to ensure your treatment is effective, comfortable, and long-lasting. Depending on your eye care needs, you can choose from various lenses, so your cataract treatment is completely customized.

Personal Care from Start to Finish

Cataracts are a common symptom of aging, so many patients resign themselves to living with distorted vision. Others are nervous about the surgery, but you don’t have to be. Our personal care team is here to guide you through every step of the process, from pre-surgery education to post-op care to maintaining healthy vision far into the future.

While other cataract surgeons approach procedures with an assembly-line mentality, your treatment at Chicago Eye Surgeons is entirely personal. We take extra care to determine whether the treatment is right for you and then customize your treatment to fit your needs. Your dedicated surgical team will be there from start to finish so you know you are getting the individualized treatment that you—and your eyes—deserve.

I Have Cataracts. Do I Need Surgery?

Many people with cataracts don’t need surgery. Sometimes, symptoms can be managed with medication, contact lenses, or glasses. Your surgeon will help determine if cataract surgery is right for you.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Your vision is uniquely yours—so your treatment should be, too. Well before surgery, your surgeon will conduct a detailed eye exam, which includes testing your eyesight, measuring your eye, and additional screening as needed. Based on your diagnosis, your surgeon will review all your treatment options, including various artificial lenses, so that you can make a confident and informed decision about your personalized eye care.

What Should I Know Before Surgery?

Is it painful?

Most patients feel no pain during cataract surgery and are surprised that they feel nothing at all. After the surgery, you might feel some mild discomfort. Still, your experienced surgical technician will provide after-care instructions and medication, which should ease these symptoms so you can heal comfortably.

What can I expect from my eyesight?

Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens from your eye. New implant technologies now make it possible to reduce refractive errors—such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism—and help treat presbyopia to restore functional intermediate and reading vision. If you have other vision problems you want to address, talk to your surgeon about the types of lens implants that might help.

Intraocular Lens Implants

Depth of Focus Lens Implants

Depth of focus lens implants extend the range of clear vision by enhancing the depth of focus, allowing patients to see well at various distances, reducing dependence on reading glasses or bifocals. You may still require glasses for certain tasks depending on lighting or font size, such as night time driving to see road signs that are further out in the distance or medication labels

Trifocal Lens Implants

Trifocal lens implants allow people to see at close range, intermediate distances, and long distances, reducing dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.

*Some patients may experience visual disturbances such as halo or glare arounds lights.

Is Cataract Surgery Right For Me?

As with all medical procedures, whether a treatment is right for you depends on various factors, including any medications you might be taking, underlying conditions, your family history, and even the shape of your eye. Cataract surgery is a standard procedure, but it might not be right for everyone. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns so they can discuss all your options.

If you have cataracts and want to learn about surgery or other treatments, schedule an appointment or call 773-775-9755.