Chester County Cataract Surgeons

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John J. DeStafeno, MD
Cristan M. Arena, MD
Gregory W. Oldham, MD


Fern Hill Medical Campus
915 Old Fern Hill Road
Bldg. B, Ste. 200
West Chester, PA 19380


    Cataract Surgery in Chester County

    Cataracts, which occur when the eye lens becomes clouded (usually due to the aging process), negatively affect daily life. Vision becomes blurry or distorted and simple tasks like driving and reading become difficult. Cataract surgery alleviates this problem by replacing the cloudy eye lens with an artificial intraocular lens implant, or IOL. In Chester County, PA, patients can find some of the best cataract surgeons to perform this quick and painless procedure, including surgeons who offer laser cataract surgery (using a laser instead of a surgical blade) and a "no-stitch, no-shot, no-patch" method, where no stitches are used to close incisions and no eye patch needs to be worn after surgery. Many Chester County cataract surgeons also offer premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) that are used to correct common refractive errors in order to provide sharper near and/or distance vision, relieving patients of their dependence on glasses and contacts.

    If you suffer from blurred, interrupted vision due to cataracts and you live in or are planning a trip to the Chester County area, why not research your cataract surgery options? The surgery itself typically takes no more than 30 minutes, during which time your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops. The procedure involves a small incision made in each cornea through which the cataract is extracted and the IOL is put in its place. After surgery, you will be ready to enjoy the sights of Chester County again – or perhaps for the first time – almost immediately, since there is minimal downtime and cataract surgery patients can typically return to normal daily function within a day or two of surgery.

    Visiting Chester County for Cataract Surgery

    Chester County is the Philadelphia countryside at its best – with its rolling hills dotted with quaint bed and breakfasts, the county offers attractions for the nature-lover and history buff alike. Explore Marsh Creek State Park, which provides 1,727 acres to hike, fish, swim and boat. Stroll through Brandywine Valley, with its stately chateaus, landscaped gardens and museums that feature everything from timeless art to historical artifacts. Spend a day soaking in the rich heritage offered at Kennett Square, located in the heart of Brandywine Valley. This town square, with its charming shops and locally owned eateries serving farm-fresh fare, was originally occupied by Lenape Native Americans and was later where British soldiers camped during the Revolutionary War.

    If you are interested in receiving information on how to be listed in this Cataract Surgeon Directory,
    please call 858-454-5505 or email us.