Cataract Surgery - Risks and Benefits By on January 12, 2011

One vision issue that many people experience, particularly as they grow older, is cataracts. Cataracts are caused when the proteins that are inside the clear lens of the eye begin to collect together. This causes the lens of the eye to become opaque or cloudy, seriously affecting your ability to see. Thankfully, we offer cataract surgery at our Virgin Islands LASIK center, which is a surefire way to remove the cataract and to enhance your vision.

There are many clear reasons why getting cataract surgery is beneficial to you. Most importantly, Virgin Islands cataract surgery will help restore your sight. During the cataract surgery procedure, the clouded lens will be removed and replaced by a clear and pristine artificial lens. There are different types of lens implants that are available. During a consultation with Dr. Byron Biscoe or Dr. Keri Biscoe, they will discuss your options when it comes to lens implants and help you make the best decision about the health of your eyes.

Yet as with any surgery, getting cataracts removed does present some risk. Luckily this risk is extremely low, however. Still, following the surgery, there is the possibility of infection, bleeding, corneal issues during recovery, and increased pressure within the eye. Generally these risks can all be avoided if you follow the post-surgical recovery instructions provided to you by the doctors and our staff. If you experience any discomfort or have any concerns after surgery, do not hesitate to contact us right away.

There are many other issues to keep in mind when it comes to cataracts and cataract surgery. We’ve really just scratched the surface of these issues here. To learn more about cataract surgery as well as other options for enhancing your vision and increasing your overall well being, be sure to contact our Virgin Islands LASIK center. We are always happy to discuss treatment options in greater detail.

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Byron W. Biscoe, MD

Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands

Byron W. Biscoe, MD, has been in practice since 1994. He is a member of a number of distinguished organizations:

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc.
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery

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