Cataract Surgery Specialist

University Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Don't lose your vision over time. Cataract surgery is safer and more effective than ever before. At University Ophthalmology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, has years of experience helping people reclaim their vision with this treatment. If you're interested in learning more about your cataract surgery options, don't hesitate to call the office or book an appointment with their dedicated team online.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

What are cataracts?

A healthy eye has a clear lens at the front of it. Over time, however, this lens can thicken, causing it to get cloudy. While this might not present any serious challenges in its early phases, as the lens becomes less and less clear, your vision issues grow. Eventually, cataracts can cause:

  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Total blindness 

But just because you have cataracts developing in your eye doesn't mean you have to live your life with progressively cloudier vision. If cataracts are getting in the way of your ability to enjoy your usual daily activities, talk to one of the eye care professionals at University Ophthalmology. With extensive experience in the cataract surgery options available today, they help you choose the right procedure for your eyes.

What are my cataract surgery options?

Today, patients can choose between traditional cataract surgery and surgery that uses advanced technology lenses. 

During both procedures, the thickened, cloudy portion of your eye's lens is removed. If you choose traditional surgery, you will need eyeglasses or specialized contacts to see clearly after your cataract surgery. 

But University Ophthalmology believes that patients deserve to have the best vision possible. So they also offer cataract surgery with intraocular lenses. 

What are intraocular lenses?

If you choose these advanced lenses, your University Ophthalmology surgeon places them in your eyes during your cataract surgery. When these lenses replace your cataracts, they not only remove the cloudiness from your vision, but they help your eye properly refract light. This way, once your eyes have healed from your procedure, you'll be able to see significantly more clearly than if you chose traditional cataract surgery. 

A variety of different intraocular lenses is available today, each designed to correct specific vision issues and deliver specific features. Your University Ophthalmology specialist talks with you about your options so you can choose the right lens for your short- and long-term vision goals. 

Cataracts don't have to mean the end of your clear vision. To learn more about the cataract surgery options available today, contact University Ophthalmology by calling them or scheduling your appointment online.