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Cataract Surgery At Roseburg Surgical Center

Reclaiming Clear Vision: A Guide to Cataract Surgery in Roseburg, Oregon

Understanding Cataracts and Their Impact:

The lens of your eye is responsible for focusing light and creating clear images. As we age, the proteins in the lens can break down, forming clumps that cloud the lens and impair vision. This clouding is called a cataract.

Cataracts typically develop slowly and may not affect your daily activities initially. However, as they grow, they can lead to:

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist in Roseburg for a comprehensive eye exam. Early detection and treatment can help prevent further vision loss and improve your quality of life.

Cataract Surgery Options:

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens (IOL). Several types of IOLs are available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Your ophthalmologist will discuss the best option for you based on your individual needs and preferences and then our staff will assist in implementing the safe, efficient and chosen cataract surgery.

Here are some common types of IOLs offered in Roseburg:

The Cataract Surgery Process in Roseburg:

Cataract surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in an ophthalmologist’s office or a surgical center. The procedure involves:

  1. Numbing the eye: An anesthetic (numbing medication) will be used to prevent discomfort during the surgery.
  2. Making a small incision: A tiny incision is made in the cornea, the clear front part of your eye.
  3. Removing the cataract: The clouded lens is broken up with ultrasound waves and removed using gentle suction.
  4. Implanting the IOL: The artificial lens is folded and inserted through the incision, unfolding inside your eye and replacing the natural lens.
  5. Closing the incision: The incision usually closes naturally without requiring stitches.

The entire procedure typically takes about 30 minutes. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can return home shortly after the surgery.

Recovery after Cataract Surgery:

Following cataract surgery, it’s crucial to follow your ophthalmologist’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. This may include:

Most patients experience significant improvement in their vision within a few days of surgery. However, complete healing can take several weeks.

Finding the Right Cataract Surgeon in or near Roseburg. Oregon

Choosing the right ophthalmologist for your cataract surgery is an important decision. Consider factors like:

Meet Our Cataract Surgeons!

Dr. Ambati

Dr. Bala Ambati is a cataract, laser eye surgery, and cornea specialist with 18 years of experience in clinical practice. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Harvard and a cornea & refractive surgery fellowship at Duke, he was Director of Cornea at Medical College of Georgia for 5 years, and most recently was Professor and Director of Cornea Research at University of Utah for 9 years and is proud to be part of the Roseburg Surgical Center family.

Dr. Mando

Dr. Joseph Mando obtained his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and continued with a residency at the University of Kentucky and then a Fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern.  “I would say that I was always interested in science and found biology incredibly intriguing so I wanted to establish a career in that realm. As a senior in high school, I was able to study a human cadaver and I became pretty fascinated with the idea of learning more about the human body at that time.” From very early on in his life he was able to learn and appreciate what it is to use one’s own hands and mind to help and heal and we are incredibly proud to have him as part of the RSC Family!
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