Cataract Surgery

Precision Eye Care -  - Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Precision Eye Care

Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist located in Baltimore, MD

Living with poor vision as a result of cataracts and relying on corrective glasses or contact lenses isn’t an optimal lifestyle for most people. Cataract surgery makes seeing clearly, looking your best, and experiencing life to the fullest an attainable reality. Maria Romero, MD, at Precision Eye Care in Baltimore, Maryland, is an experienced and detail-oriented ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery. She takes a personalized approach to care and uses the most advanced tools and techniques available to ensure you get the best outcomes. To schedule a cataract surgery consultation, call the office or book online today.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are a natural result of aging eyes and one of the most common causes of vision loss. Around age 40, the proteins in your eye start to deteriorate and clump together, creating a cloudy and opaque area on your clear lens, which is called a cataract. 

Over time, the cataract grows, greatly affecting the clarity of your vision. 

Am I a good candidate for cataract surgery?

When you visit Dr. Romero to discuss cataract surgery, she conducts a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. In the early stages, she recommends corrective lens prescriptions and brighter lighting to facilitate better vision.

However, when your cataracts progress to the point where corrective lenses fail to improve your vision and quality of life, she may recommend cataract surgery. 

What happens during cataract surgery?

During cataract surgery, Dr. Romero removes your cloudy natural lens and replaces it with a synthetic clear lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Your cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about 15 minutes.

Dr. Romero is a skilled ophthalmologist and offers two methods to perform your cataract surgery:

Traditional cataract surgery

During traditional cataract surgery, Dr. Romero makes a manual microincision and removes the clouded natural lens using sound waves.

Bladeless cataract surgery

Bladeless cataract surgery is similar to the traditional method. However, it greatly reduces the risk of human error by using a laser to precisely create the microincision in your natural lens. 

What are the types of IOLs?

Dr. Romero offers several types of IOLs, including premium options. They include:

  • Monofocal IOL to correct distance vision in patients without astigmatism
  • Premium IOLs that focus at various distances (near and far)
  • Premium toric IOLs to correct astigmatism and distance vision
  • Premium extended depth of focus IOLs to improve vision across a range of distances

Dr. Romero works closely with you to determine the best IOL for you based on your current vision and personal preferences. 

How long does it take to get results from cataract surgery?

You should start to notice an improvement in your vision within a few days of the procedure. Dr. Romero schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and progress. 

You can expect complete healing about eight weeks after your cataract surgery.

To schedule your cataract surgery consultation, call Precision Eye Care or book an appointment online today.