What does a Cataract Surgeon Do?

What Does a Cataract Surgeon Do? Understanding Cataract Surgery" 

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Insights into Cataract Surgery and Surgeon’s Role 

As a leading Cataract Surgeon at Peachtree Ophthalmology, Dr. Washington specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cataracts. Here’s a closer look at what a Cataract Surgeon does and the essence of cataract surgery: 

  1. Cataract Diagnosis: A Cataract Surgeon begins by accurately diagnosing cataracts through a comprehensive eye examination. This includes assessing visual acuity, evaluating lens opacity, and determining the impact on overall vision.
  2. Customized Treatment Plans: After diagnosing cataracts, Dr. Washington develops personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. This may involve monitoring early-stage cataracts or recommending cataract surgery for advanced cases affecting daily life.
  3. Preoperative Evaluation: For patients opting for cataract surgery, a Cataract Surgeon conducts preoperative evaluations to assess overall eye health, measure the eye’s dimensions, and determine the appropriate intraocular lens (IOL) for implantation.
  4. Cataract Surgery Procedure: Cataract surgery is a safe and common procedure where the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. The surgery is typically performed using advanced techniques, such as phacoemulsification, ensuring minimal incisions and rapid recovery.
  5. Intraocular Lens Implantation: Choosing the right intraocular lens is crucial for achieving optimal visual outcomes. A Cataract Surgeon guides patients in selecting the most suitable IOL based on factors like lifestyle, visual preferences, and potential astigmatism correction.
  6. Minimally Invasive Techniques: Utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques, a Cataract Surgeon ensures a swift and comfortable procedure. This approach minimizes recovery time and enhances the overall patient experience.
  7. Postoperative Care: Following cataract surgery, a Cataract Surgeon provides thorough postoperative care, monitoring healing, and addressing any concerns. This includes prescribing eye drops, scheduling follow-up appointments, and ensuring patients understand postoperative instructions.
  8. Astigmatism Correction: For individuals with astigmatism, a Cataract Surgeon may offer options for astigmatism correction during cataract surgery, such as toric intraocular lenses or additional procedures to enhance visual outcomes.
  9. Patient Education: An essential aspect of a Cataract Surgeon’s role is educating patients about the cataract surgery process, potential outcomes, and postoperative care. This ensures informed decision-making and a positive surgical experience.
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Choosing a skilled and experienced Cataract Surgeon like Dr. Washington ensures that individuals receive expert care throughout the cataract surgery journey. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross and Peachtree Corners, for comprehensive cataract care and personalized treatment. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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