Cataract Surgery in La Vista

Cataract Surgery in La Vista

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Malbar Vision Center - Brentwood will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in La Vista

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

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- Feb. 10, 2024
Staff very patient and helpful. The doctor answered all my questions and was very thorough. The vari... ety of frames and contacts all 3 of us were able to find they style we wanted. We found our new Vision health home.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Extremely satisfied with Dr Leff and the staff!
- Feb. 04, 2024
Best place. I feel like I’m always taken care of there. The girls are always so nice and they get ... you in and out. Customer service is on point!
- Dec. 18, 2023
Such friendly staff and doctors. They listen to all concerns and are very helpful.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Staff was very friendly and helpful. They explained everything and were great at answering all my qu... estions! Definitely coming back.
- Dec. 10, 2023
This is the best experience I've ever had. All the staff is super friendly and the optometrist was v... ery knowledgeable. She addressed all my concerns and was patient with me during the exam.
- Dec. 07, 2023
They helped me with the whole process very patient when I was having trouble picking out frames
- Nov. 10, 2023
Dr. Leff is great. She was patient and collaborative as we figured out what type of contacts worked ... best. Every person interacted with at the La Vista office was really kind. This is the best optometrist experience I’ve had.
- Oct. 30, 2023
Great prices on contacts! The staff is always welcoming. All around great experience at this locati... on.
- Sep. 28, 2023
I finally took the leap to getting bifocals. The exam was easy, the Dr was friendly and gave the imp... ression she loved what she does for her clients. The whole process was great. I strongly recommend them.
- Sep. 25, 2023
Excellent customer service
- Jun. 30, 2023
Friendly staff, great doctor. I look forward to my next visit.
- Jun. 23, 2023
There was very nice help pick out glasses
- Jun. 15, 2023
Best service I ever had
- Jun. 05, 2023
The service was amazing and the staff was so nice
- May. 19, 2023
Dr. Maynard is the absolute best and his experience shows! Great friendly staff made the experience ... fun!
- Apr. 28, 2023
The staff was very kind and friendly. They knew the procedures and kept everything simple. I didn't ... have to wait long. Very friendly and efficient.
- Apr. 24, 2023
Great staff. Dr Maynard is thorough and cares about his patients!
- Apr. 18, 2023
Malbar Brentwood is the only vision center I will go, and the only vision center I will recommend. T... he entire staff, the doctors, everyone, goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything that you need at all times, even when it's inconvenient for them - all with a smile on their face. Absolutely love Malbar Brentwood.
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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your La Vista optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Malbar Vision Center - Brentwood.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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