Are you having cataract surgery? If so, you join the nearly 3 million Americans who have cataracts removed each year. In fact, it's the most commonly performed surgery in the nation. And, the numbers are expected to increase--by the year 2020, nearly 30 million Americans will have cataracts. Even though cataract surgery is a common procedure, you may find yourself feeling anxious about an operation on your eye. Ophthalmologists Paul E. Garland, M.D. and Bret L. Fisher, M.D., have performed thousands of cataract surgeries, and they understand your questions and concerns. In this book, they answer questions such as: How long should you wait to have cataract surgery? What type of anesthesia is used? How is the cataract actually removed? What type of new intraocular lens should you choose? Is there pain after surgery? How soon will your vision improve after cataract surgery? The book also contains color photos showing how cataracts are removed as well as photos of intraocular lenses, which are implanted to replace the original lens. Learn about the newest techniques in cataract surgery.
Bret L. Fisher, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in private practice at The Eye Center of North Florida, in Panama City, where he specializes in refractive cataract surgery. Dr. Fisher was the first eye surgeon in Florida to perform femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery; he s also skilled in advanced custom LASIK.Paul E. Garland, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in private practice at The Eye Center of North Florida, in Panama City. Board-certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Garland specializes in state-of-the-art cataract surgery, performing more than a thousand surgeries annually."