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Cataract Treatment in New Castle, PA

Cataracts are one of the most common conditions of aging eyes. but they can occur at other times of life. Lawrence County Eye Associates performs many cataract procedures every year with great outcomes. Patients are so amazed at how much brighter and clearer their vision is after cataract surgery. Recovery is fast and you are back to your life in no time at all. Here are answers to common question about cataract surgery: If you are considering cataract surgery, call 724-658-5597 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options .

Q and A


What is a cataract?

The lens of the eye is made of protein and water. As the eye ages, some of the protein may clump together. This can start to cloud small areas of the lens, blocking light from reaching the retina and interfering with vision.

Is cataract surgery performed with a laser?

Cataract surgery at the surgery center uses a process called phacoemulsification, which uses ultrasound vibrations to break apart the cataract.

Can I expect a rapid recovery?

Yes. Today's cataract surgeries are performed with the smallest incision under local anesthesia. You can expect to return to your normal activity 24 hours after your surgery.

What if medications and medical history prevent me from considering local anesthesia?

There are topical medications that are applied to the eye, which numb the eye without entering the bloodstream.

How soon after surgery will I be able to see?

In some cases, you will be able to see immediately following surgery, although most people experience clearer vision the day following surgery.

If I wear corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses before cataract surgery, can I expect improved vision and restored sight?

Due to developments such as smaller incisions, refractive surgery to correct vision at the time of cataract removal and the precise matching of the intra-ocular lens, today's cataract surgery is safer and the visual outcomes are better than before.

What is the cost of cataract surgery?

Medicare benefits generally cover the cost of cataract surgery for people 65 and over. Private insurance may provide coverage as well. Some new technology, IOLs, and related physician services are optional and not covered by insurance. We can explain all costs prior to the surgery.