Ninety-five percent of all patients over the age of 40 that require cataract surgery who choose to have a standard IOL, will have their vision fully restored to its pre-cataract state according to the ASCRS. Those that choose to have a premium IOL cataract surgery could potentially have their vision improved to be better than it was before the surgery.
Does this in any way, shape or form mean that an individual will not have to wear glasses any longer? Absolutely not! Like stipulated above, vision may improve or be returned to its previous state before the glossing over of the eye’s lens due to the cataract.
Sometimes, if the individual left the cataract go for too long, they may have aged in the process and they may experience some far-sightedness because of combined factors. This means that even if they did not wear reading glasses before, they may have to wear them regardless of whether or not they had cataract surgery. This is just a fact of life!
If an individual’s vision fails to improve after cataract surgery, they may have some underlying eye disorders, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other eye conditions as have been discussed before. Some of these individuals may benefit from other procedures or from low vision aids.
No matter what the circumstances, the fact that you are there for your clients through thick and thin is showing them the fact that you believe that With Age Comes Respect. Keep up the great work!