Cataract Surgery in Cincinnati

Cataract Surgery in Cincinnati

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(513) 530-0440

Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Harper's Point Eye Associates - Montgomery will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Cincinnati optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Harper's Point Eye Associates - Montgomery.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- Jul. 12, 2024
had a great experience with doctor ziegler and her intern (didn’t catch her name) but definitely a... mazing people. you can tell they really care about the patients and were extremely knowledgeable. also, time effective! impressed and will be back annually 😊 thank you!
- Jul. 01, 2024
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- Jun. 30, 2024
Friendly, competent, and efficient experience.
- Jun. 24, 2024
The Staff at Harpers Point Eye Associates are top notch. They are very helpful, knowledgeable and k... ind. My rating of Dr. Zelczek is excellent because he is very knowledgeable and very patient oriented. He explains your eye health and answers all questions that I had. I felt my care was exceptional.
- Jun. 18, 2024
All associates are nice and helpful.
- Jun. 13, 2024
Extremely competent professional and friendly staff. I see Dr Kirstein and he’s amazing! Will ne... ver go to anyone else as long as he’s in practice. They also have a large wonderful display of frames to choose from.
- Jun. 11, 2024
I would like to say this was the first time that I had an eye exam at Harpers point eye associates a... nd I have to say that the front desk was excellent Ruth and the young lady Tessa who did my eye exam was wonderful. Tessa and Tiffany helped me pick out a wonderful pair of glasses that I love. Dr zelchak was wonderful did a thorough exam. All of the personnel people that I met was great. I would highly recommend.
- Jun. 10, 2024
Front desk ladies are the sweetest ! The doctors and other staff were absolutely amazing with my 5 y... ear old son . Would definitely recommend coming here !
- Jun. 06, 2024
Super nice staff . Quick and fast . Brought my 5 year old son here and they were amazing with him! N... ice and clean facility. Very spacious
- Jun. 01, 2024
The doctors are thorough and efficient. I have received excellent and comprehensive care from them. ... I highly recommend them.
- May. 01, 2024
I had a great experience here. Dr. Ziegler referred me to this location as a follow up from another... location due to having specialized equipment. She met me here, did her boss thing, and I'm good to go. She also helped me upgrade my new glasses so they work better for my lifestyle. I told her I had some problems and all of them been resolved. She is highly competent and she cares about a lasting, positive outcome.
- Apr. 10, 2024
Very Pleasant staff and surroundings! They seem like they really care about you and your well being... , especially Dr. Zelchek
- Apr. 03, 2024
Dr. Kirsten and Staff are very Welcoming and attentive! My Family and I truly appreciate you all!
- Mar. 23, 2024
Super friendly environment,experienced technicians, every one seems to be well versed of their jobs.... I would be amiss not to mention the Awesome chief! Thank you all.😊
- Feb. 23, 2024
Dr Zelchak and his team take the time to answer every question and in terse I can understand. Highly... recommend!!
- Feb. 14, 2024
I've been a patient of Dr Kirstein for 35+ years. He is kind, easy to talk to & is a caring, intere... sted doctor.
- Feb. 07, 2024
I will go nowhere else to have my eyes examined except for Harper's Point Eye Associates. They have ... a variety of fashionable frames to choose from and the staff is friendly and helpful!
- Jan. 30, 2024
Great place they take medicaid. They were patient caring and took the time to do proper patient care...
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Good location, good selection, good service.
- Jan. 20, 2024
I have been coming here for over 30 years. Have always had positive experiences.

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