Cataract Surgery

Learn More about Cataract Surgery at Aurora

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens of your eye. Normally, your eye lens is clear, but when you develop a cataract, it clouds over, impeding your vision. Most people with cataracts have blurry vision and see an increased glare from lights. Cataracts can be mild and not cause too much visual disturbance, but they can also be severe.

Cataracts are not usually dangerous to your eyes, but they can make it very difficult to see. If performing everyday tasks becomes difficult due to cataracts, you may want to consider cataract surgery.

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a common procedure to treat cataracts and correct your vision problem related to the cataract. During cataract surgery, an ophthalmologist removes the lens of the eye and replaces it with an artificial lens implant called an intraocular lens (IOL).

Ophthalmologists at Aurora Health Care perform cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, which means you won’t need to stay in the hospital and, usually, can go home right after surgery. The method Aurora eye care specialists use does not involve patches, needles or stitches, making the surgery less painful and scar free.

At Aurora, ophthalmologists use a variety implants, including premium intraocular implants for astigmatism (toric IOLs) and multifocal IOLs (for distance and near vision). These premium intraocular lenses are an improvement upon traditional IOLs because traditional IOLs were monofocal, which means they only offered vision at one distance (either near or far). With multifocal IOLs, you’ll be able to see both near and at a distance, so you shouldn’t need additional glasses to read or drive.

If you have cataracts that are causing vision disturbances, contact an Aurora ophthalmologist to make an appointment for surgery consultation.

Why Choose Aurora Health Care For Your Eye Care Needs?

When it comes to caring for your eyes and vision, you want the best. And at Aurora, our ophthalmologists in Wisconsin and northern Illinois are dedicated to providing the best, most advanced eye care and treatments available today.

Because Aurora eye care experts work within the entire Aurora Health Care system, they can offer you so much more than simple vision care. At Aurora, you’ll get:

  • Expert care at any hour of the day – At Aurora, we have board-certified ophthalmologists on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for you if you have an eye emergency – even if it’s at 3 a.m.
  • Care focused on you – Every one of our ophthalmologists believes that involving patients in the decisions that affect them, making them a part of their health care team, and making sure they understand their condition and treatment options is the best way to deliver outstanding care. At Aurora, you can expect us to focus on you, delivering the best possible care for you.
  • Immediate access to referrals – Aurora Health Care offers hundreds of specialists under one roof, as part of one integrated health care team. Some eye conditions are signs of other conditions, such as diabetes, vascular disease and neurological issues. If your ophthalmologist sees evidence of other disease during your eye exam, he or she can make a referral to another specialist and get you an appointment right away.
  • Convenient care in multiple locations – Aurora has eye care specialists in a variety of locations across eastern Wisconsin. We have clinics, hospitals and surgery centers that offer the entire spectrum of eye care.
  • Care for infants through senior citizens – At Aurora, we have eye care ophthalmologists who specialize in eye care for both adults and children. Our pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat eye conditions in children.
  • Innovation – You can expect innovative treatments using the latest advancements in technology, including:

How Do I Schedule a Consultation With an Ophthalmologist?

To schedule a consultation or appointment with an ophthalmologist at Aurora, call one of our ophthalmology offices directly. View the list of Aurora ophthalmologists.