Cataract Treatment at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates
If you have been dealing with cataracts the time has come to get treatment. At Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates we serve the Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana areas with quality ophthalmology care. Do not spend another day with cloudy vision, when we can quickly and effectively save your sight.
Many believe that a cataract is a growth or membrane which develops over the eye. Actually, cataract describes a cloudiness or opacification of the natural lens of the eye. The lens is found within the eye, just behind the colored structure known as the iris.
Much like the lens of a camera, the eye’s lens functions to focus light entering the pupil upon the retina, a thin membrane in the back of the eye. The retina functions like film, sending what the eye sees on to the brain through the optic nerve. Just as a dirty camera lens will take a blurry photograph, a cataractous human lens can cause a number of visual disturbances, including blurring, haziness, glare, difficulty judging colors, and eventually significant loss of vision in the eye.
Cataract surgery may be right for you if you experience any of the symptoms noted above, such as significant blurring, haziness, or glare. If any of your work or leisure activities are affected by poor vision, a complete eye examination will help your physician determine the cause. Patients with cataracts often complain of difficulty reading or performing close-up work, trouble driving- especially at night due to glare and star-bursting around lights, or difficulty following a golf ball.
Modern cataract surgery is performed without discomfort on an outpatient basis in our ambulatory surgery enter. Gone are the days of large incisions, multiple sutures, and prolonged bed-rest. Today, incisions are tiny, typically measuring only three millimeters, or about an eighth of an inch. Stitches are seldom necessary, and recovery, both physical and visual, is rapid. Many patients drive and return to their usual level of activity the day following surgery.
Contact us at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates to Schedule Your Cataract Consultation
Call us to schedule your appointment for cataract treatment. We offer quality ophthalmology services to help you see life clearer, call today 520-293-6740. We proudly serve Oro Valley, Tucson, Marana, and the surrounding areas.