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As we experience the beautiful years of our lives filled with memories of growing families, laughing with friends, celebrating holidays and plenty of birthdays in between, our vision ages right along with us. The natural lens in our eye begins to cloud, resulting in cataracts. Cataracts are not a growth or film, simply just a clouded lens. We may begin to notice blurry vision, faded colors, and halos or glares. The incredible news is that cataracts can be corrected with a quick and relatively painless procedure. Clients note a remarkable change after their procedures, they are once again able to perform everyday tasks, such as reading and driving with vibrance and clarity like never before. The Waring Vision Institute is the premier destination for vision correction in the low-country and beyond. Dr. Waring, Dr. DeCourcey, and the Waring Vision team are personally committed to developing a plan of care designed with you in mind through safe and effective treatment. We aim to help you rejuvenate your sight and gain visual freedom.

Regular eye exams by a highly-skilled, licensed ophthalmologist can be of great assistance in the identification of the early signs of cataracts and any other eyesight conditions or diseases before they become severe.

Who Is at Risk?

The most common cause of cataracts is simply aging. Once a person reaches forty, our eyes begin to change and the proteins in the lens can clump and harden, becoming opaque in the process. Beyond the normal aging process, some other common risk factors for cataracts are:

  • Previous eye injuries or other surgical procedures near the eyes
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, or obesity
  • Certain medications like corticosteroids or cholesterol drugs
  • Extended ultraviolet (UV) radiation or other radiation exposure
  • Prolonged smoking or alcohol consumption
  • Severe myopia (nearsightedness)

Even though cataracts are most frequently caused by age, it is still possible for younger people to develop the condition. The best way to identify early signs of cataracts is to get a yearly comprehensive eye exam from a licensed ophthalmologist who will perform a full evaluation of the health of the eye, and all structures within. As the symptoms of reduced vision appear gradually, and changes in eyesight can often go unnoticed until they have progressed to a more dangerous phase. Early detection of cataracts is vital to retaining clear vision.

Cataract Treatment

As cataracts are permanent and irreversible, the only treatment option is surgery. After your eye is numbed and stabilized, microscopic incisions are made near the cornea, or the outer layer surrounding the eye. The clouded lens is broken up, commonly with the use of a laser, and extracted using a with gentle aspiration. It is then replaced with a clear lens implant. Lenses of various types are available, including extended depth of focus and multifocal lenses, to reduce your need for glasses for distance and reading after cataract surgery.

After the lens implant is positioned, the procedure is complete. You will be observed for approximately 30 minutes before being released, with the treated eye covered. The entire procedure requires only about 15 minutes per eye, and most clients only report only mild discomfort, if any. With the new artificial lens, the cataracts are permanently resolved and cannot return. A secondary healing film called a posterior capsular opacification may occur as part of the natural healing process of the lens implant and can be readily polished in the office with a laser. This polishing procedure typically is only needed once, if at all, after a cataract procedure.

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Surgery Risks & Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, cataract surgery has risks. During your initial consultation with our ophthalmologist, advise the surgeon of any medical conditions you have or medications you are currently taking. Certain medical conditions may inhibit the healing process or lead to complications. Inform us if you have had any other surgeries or other procedures on or near your eyes.

Your surgeon will provide aftercare instructions that are crucial to the healing process. The eyes will take up to two months to completely heal. Avoid rubbing or putting pressure near your eyes. Your surgeon may give you a special pair of glasses to protect your eyes from any dangerous bumps or scratches. Do not exercise or lift heavy objects as these can cause eyestrain. Keep your eyes clean and stay away from soap, dust, mold, mildew, or other contaminants. Apply all prescribed eye drops as your Doctor advises, as these drops aid in the healing process and help to ward off infection.

Treating Your Cataracts in Charleston, SC

Charleston and the surrounding communities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant, and Myrtle Beach have come to know and respect Dr. George Waring and Dr. Michael Decourcey, along with their dedicated staff at the Waring Vision Institute. They are renowned for their focus on providing the most advanced treatments, high-quality care, and modern surgical procedures, which encompass laser cataract surgery and the most cutting-edge lens implants designed to reduce clients' dependence on glasses at all distances. Their combined knowledge and expertise have earned them numerous awards and recognition in the field of ophthalmology. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our office for a comprehensive eye exam to check for early signs of cataracts or to discuss cataract surgery with Dr. Waring and Dr. Decourcey.

Cataract Surgery Charleston SC

Waring Vision Institute

735 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Ste 101

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843-592-3955

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