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Finding a Good Cataract Surgeon

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Cataract surgery is an important type of eye surgery that we should learn about as we get older because the chances of developing a cataract as we age are quite high. Ophthalmologists who are cataract surgeons report that cataracts have become an increasingly common cause of decreased vision as our population ages and lives longer. In fact cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among people over 55 and cataract surgery is one of the most frequent types of operation performed. This may be a reflection of the changing demographics of our population. In 2006, 80 million “baby boomers” began turning 60 and it is estimated that by 2011 there will be 40 million people above the age of 65 in our population-and by 2020 there will be close to 55 million!

Fortunately cataracts are readily treatable. cataract surgeons and patients have benefited from advances in technology, making cataract surgery and lens implants one of the most frequently performed as well as one of the safest and effective types of surgery available in the United States today. In the United States, the incidence of age related cataracts has been reported to be approximately 42% in those aged 52 to 64, 60% in those aged 65 to 74 and 91% in those aged 75 to 85.

Each year cataract surgeons in the United States provide cataract surgery to a growing number of patients. They successfully perform more than 3 million cataract operations and restore vision after cataract surgery by implanting tiny, permanent artificial intraocular lens implants or IOLs to achieve vision correction after surgery.

Are planning to do a cataract surgery and are confused in choosing which center to opt? Confused whether the doctors are skilled and experienced enough to work on your eyes without many complications? If these are your worries then just stop asking and find out yourself! How?

The best way to start clearing your doubts is by arranging an appointment with the doctors from any eye surgery center. Most professionals at your local eye surgery centers are there to serve you, their valued patient, with both care and compassion. They know exactly what you are looking for and the procedure that will be both quick and will take little discomfort. So start discussing your questions about eye surgery with them! You can easily find contact of hospitals from local directory services.

The Cataract Surgeon Directory found within Aboutcataractsurgery.com is a helpful tool in your search to find the best cataract surgeons. Finding a cataract surgeon does not have to be an overwhelming task or difficult. However it is important to find a top cataract surgeon by first carefully reviewing their training and educational credentials, their cataract surgery experience, their preferred techniques of performing cataract procedures and their experience and commitment to the use of advanced technology lens implants for vision correction after cataract surgery.

From your review, you can then ask friends, relatives and co-workers about their experience with cataract surgery and lens implants and who they might recommend for the evaluation of cataracts in your local area. Put together a short list by reviewing the Cataract Surgeon Directory found within Aboutcataractsurgery.com and those cataract surgeons recommended by other people you trust. Then arrange to have a cataract consultation with these cataract surgery doctors, and get a sense of the practice and staff you feel has the best blend of skill and experience and that instills confidence and comfort with the way the you expect to be treated. Take your time evaluating your cataract surgeon options so that you can be sure to choose the best fit for your cataract surgery. The best cataract doctors and cataract specialists will be pleased to spend the time necessary to review the results of your examination and consultation.

Although patients with cataracts today should be reassured that the technology of cataract surgery & lens implants along with the comfort, convenience and sophistication of outpatient cataract surgery centers can provide a safe and effective cataract surgery experience, the single most important choice one will need to make is in the selection of a cataract surgeon. Their expertise and experience is still the key to providing the best possible vision correction results and outcomes after the removal of cataracts.