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Cataract Surgery is a procedure that Dr. LoBue specializes in and is performed on many patients. The decision to have it is one that you and your ophthalmologist should make together. You’ll probably have plenty of time to consider and discuss your options. In most cases, waiting to have surgery won’t harm your eye. If your vision is still quite good, you may not need cataract surgery for many years, if ever. In younger people or people with diabetes, however, cataracts may progress rapidly, making the need for surgery more immediate.
During cataract surgery, Dr. LoBue removes the clouded lens from your eye and, generally, replaces the lens with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision — more than 95 percent of people who have a cataract removed have no complications and enjoy improved vision.