Common Cataract Surgery Questions Answered

Have you been recently diagnosed with a cataract? If you are looking for Oklahoma City cataract removal, then look no further than Precision Vision.

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed in modern medicine. It is a life-changing procedure that will improve your ability to do the things you enjoy and, in many cases, allow you to do things you couldn’t do before. Advancements in surgical technology and techniques, including premium intraocular lens implants and laser cataract surgery, allows the surgeons at Precision Vision to provide a more pleasant and predictable Oklahoma city cataract removal procedure.

We understand that undergoing eye surgery can be nerve-wracking. We want you to feel comfortable before, during, and after your Oklahoma City cataract removal.

Q: How is the cataract removed?

A: First, a small incision is made in the front of the eye (the cornea), allowing the surgeon to remove the cataract in tiny pieces. Then an artificial lens implant is gently inserted into the eye in its proper and permanent position.

Q: Is cataract surgery performed under general anesthesia?

A: No, cataract surgery is performed with local anesthesia only. We provide intravenous medications to help patients fully relax. Often there are no stitches and no patch. We also administer anesthetic around the eye so that patients feel or see little during surgery.

Q: How long does the cataract surgery take?

A: All of our cataract surgeries are performed at the Precision Vision Surgery Center. This is a fully accredited out-patient/ambulatory surgery center dedicated totally to eye care. Surgery itself takes about 10 minutes in the operating room. Most people are in the surgery center for about 90 minutes, including pre- and postoperative time.

Q: Are there fees associated with the surgery?

A: Most surgery costs are typically covered by insurance. If a patient chooses to have a blade-free laser-assisted surgery or a premium lens, there will be an additional fee as these premium services are not covered by Medicare or any other insurance.

Q: What restrictions will I have immediately after surgery?

A: During this time, we recommend restful activity. No driving, operating heavy equipment, or physical activities. Most patients are released to drive after their first post-op visit. For the first day vision may be blurry but it usually improves over the first week.

Contact Us Today!

If you are looking for Oklahoma City cataract removal, contact Precision Vision. Our friendly staff will schedule a consultation with our cataract surgeon, Dr. Pickard, where all of your questions will be answered.