Have you been experiencing blurred vision and have problems seeing at night? If so, you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. They can cause several different vision problems. Most cataracts can go on to cause total blindness if they are left untreated. The good news is that cataracts today can be very easily treated by laser correction surgery. In fact, laser surgery is one of the most common and safest eye surgeries performed today. If you are experiencing blurred vision, you will want to come in and see our eye doctor to determine what is causing this vision problem. All vision changes should be promptly addressed; the problem could be glaucoma which requires immediate treatment to prevent permanent eye damage. Our St. Louis eye doctor will be able to provide cataract surgery, or other eye care that you may need.
At Glaucoma Consultants of St. Louis, our expert ophthalmologist is Dr. Paul M Tesser. Our highly trained optometrist is Dr. Jeremy A. Beatty. Patients can easily have their vision problem diagnosed at our practice by having a comprehensive eye exam. If it is determined that you have cataracts, our St. Louis eye doctor, Dr. Tesser, will be able to provide you with laser cataract surgery. Some patients choose to put off cataract surgery, and have their vision corrected by new eyeglass lens prescriptions. This may occur several times until the problem can no longer be adequately corrected using new prescription eyeglasses or contacts. When the time comes that you choose to have cataract surgery, it is good to know that our ophthalmologist is highly skilled in providing this specific treatment for you.
Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with the help of a laser. The surgery takes a very short time, somewhere in the order of about 15 to 20 minutes. One eye is generally operated on at a time. The procedure is performed while the patient remains under local anesthesia. Our patients feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure. The laser is used to create a tiny incision in the eye through which the natural clouded lenses removed. A new man-made lens will then be inserted through the same tiny incision. This new lens can either provide the patient with excellent distance vision, or be a new IOL which will provide patients with excellent vision at multiple distances. For an appointment to see our St. Louis eye doctor regarding diagnosis and treatment of your vision problem, contact us today.