Cataract Surgery Fredericksburg – Serving patients seeking cataract surgery in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Virginia areas
Access Eye has been the local region’s premier ophthalmology-led eyecare practice with five convenient locations for nearly 40 years. Ophthalmologists Arash Mansouri, MD, and William P. Coleman, MD, and a large team of optometrists and eyecare professionals provide years of medical eyecare experience. Access Eye’s team brings innovative, efficient and, most importantly, compassionate eyecare to the community.
More about Cataract Surgery
Much like a camera, the human eye has a lens responsible for focusing light rays. As we age, our natural lens loses clarity, no longer allowing the light to pass freely. At this stage the lens of the eye is simply called a cataract, and vision can no longer be fully corrected even with the use of glasses or contacts. Treatment for cataracts is to remove the now “cloudy” lens surgically. Modern day cataract surgery involves removing the lens through a very small opening in the cornea (the front, clear part of the eye) with a micro-surgical ultrasonic instrument. Once the cloudy lens is removed, a clear replacement lens (intraocular lens implant or IOL) is implanted in its location through the same small opening.
While the primary concern is removing the cloudiness, using various types of advanced lens replacements it has also become possible to reduce, or in some cases eliminate the need for eyeglasses.
The short duration of the surgery, along with its minimally invasive nature, minimize any discomfort. The majority of cataract surgeries are performed by using topical or local anesthetics such as eye drops directly applied to the eye. Cataract surgery patients recover from the procedure quickly and resume most of their normal activities within a few days.