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Cataracts

When people surpass age 60, their vision often becomes increasingly cloudy and blurry due to the formation of cataracts.

With advanced cataract surgery techniques, Dr. Byron Biscoe can improve your vision and quality of life.

The Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas and Christiansted, VI, invites you to learn more...

Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are a progressive disease in which the crystalline lenses of the eyes become clouded and begin to compromise vision. The symptoms of cataracts get progressively worse with time. In addition, certain risk factors such as spending a lot of time in the sun without sunglasses can accelerate the onset of cataracts. When the following symptoms begin to seriously impede your ability to view objects and complete normal tasks, it is time to consider surgery:
Cloudy, blurry vision

Difficulty seeing in dark or dim conditions

Sensitivity to light and glare

Fading of colors

Frequent eyeglass prescription changes

Can I Undergo Cataract Surgery If I Have Other Eye Conditions?

Many older patients have vision conditions like glaucoma that can affect the retina or other ocular structures. In most cases, Dr. Biscoe can still safely perform cataract surgery to improve your vision even if you suffer from other eye conditions.

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What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

Surgery for Cataracts
What to Expect

Anesthesia

To begin surgery at our St. Thomas or Christiansted offices, we will numb your eyes and provide sedation to keep you comfortable throughout treatment.

Incisions

Next, Dr. Biscoe will create tiny, precise incisions to perform your surgery.

Cataract Removal

We use high-frequency sound waves, or phacoemulsification, to soften and break up the crystalline lenses. This makes them easier to remove.

IOL Placement

Next, Dr. Biscoe will place a foldable IOL (intraocular lens) through the incisions. He will then unfold the IOL and position it to replace your lens and provide you with improved vision.

Recovery and Healing FAQs

How Soon Will My Vision Improve?

For most patients, their vision is still blurry for a few days after surgery. After that, they should see their vision improve considerably, and visual clarity will continue to improve over the next few months.

What Side Effects Will I Experience?

It is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, redness, dryness, itchiness, and sensitivity to light in the days after cataract surgery. These side effects will subside in the days and weeks after surgery.

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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