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Cataracts

Cataracts can affect your quality of life by making reading, watching TV, and seeing your loved ones' faces difficult.

Fortunately, modern cataract surgery can safely restore your vision, and can even give you better focus than you had before cataracts.

We invite you to explore how our board-certified eye doctors at Ohio Vision in Sidney, OH, can restore your eyesight.

What Are Cataracts?

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Our eyes contain a clear lens called the crystalline lens, positioned behind the cornea. It focuses light onto the retina, which our brains interpret as visual images. Cataracts are the gradual clouding of this normally clear lens. Cataracts occur as proteins within the lens of the eye begin to break down and clump together, often due to the natural aging process.

The Symptoms of Cataracts

You may be developing cataracts if you notice vision problems such as:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Increasing difficulty seeing at night
  • Halos around lights
  • Dimmed, cloudy, or blurry vision
  • Frequent changes in glasses or contacts prescription
  • Double vision when looking with one eye

When prescription eyeglasses and contacts don't provide clear vision for cataracts sufferers, the only other treatment option is surgery. Our doctors serving West Central Ohio can replace your cataracts and with an artificial lens to restore your vision.

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Who Is At Risk for Developing Cataracts?

Patients who are more at risk for developing cataracts include those who:

  • Are over age 40
  • Have diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Are obese
  • Have had a previous eye surgery
  • Have had a previous eye injury
  • Smoke
  • Drink excessive amounts of alcohol

You may be able to decrease your risk of developing cataracts or slow their development by attending regular eye exams, wearing sunglasses, improving the lighting in your home, avoiding alcohol and nicotine products, and eating a healthy diet.

Find Relief from Cataracts CONTACT US TODAY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

At Ohio Vision, our board-certified eye doctors are committed to providing patients with effective care and lasting solutions for vision problems. If your cataracts are starting to affect your ability to perform everyday activities, it may be time to have them removed. Drs. John Wilding and Christopher Johnson can perform safe cataract surgery to restore your vision and your ability to read, drive, and see your loved ones.

If you're in the Sidney, OH, area and you are noticing changes in your vision, we invite you to fill out our contact form or call:

(937) 492-8040

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Virgil Knapke

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I am very pleased with the professional services provided by this ophthalmology practice. The doctors and staff members do a great job of explaining treatments and outcomes. Very friendly and helpful in all aspects. Great results.

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Ashley Stetler

2018

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The office staff were great! Very helpful with insurance and what to expect coming in. Dr. Wilding is very comforting and fun to be around. For my procedure he was very good with explaining what he was doing and what to expect.

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Cataract Surgery: Step by Step WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR PROCEDURE IN SIDNEY, OH

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can usually be completed in under an hour. Your surgery will involve these steps:
Our board-certified eye doctors can provide you with safe and effective treatment.
Our board-certified eye doctors can provide you with safe and effective treatment.

​Anesthesia

Your doctor will administer local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Most patients can remain awake during this procedure, but you can receive additional medication if you're anxious.

Cataract Removal

Your ophthalmologist will make a small incision in the cornea (the dome-shaped front surface of the eye) and use a special tool to gently break up the clouded lens and remove it.

​Replace Lens

Your lens will be replaced with an intraocular lens, an artificial lens that will remain a permanent part of your eye. If you have an eye condition that prevents you from receiving an intraocular lens, glasses or contacts can be used to restore focus instead.
Cataract surgery is generally an outpatient procedure, meaning most patients can return home following treatment. You will have to arrange for someone to drive you.

Our Available Intraocular Lenses

Our office in Sidney offers two revolutionary intraocular lenses. While standard monofocal lenses only improve distance vision, the lenses we offer improve vision at all distances. Additionally, these lenses can correct astigmatism.

PanOptix Multifocal IOL

The PanOptix® Multifocal IOL is the first and only trifocal lens in the United States. The lens can be a solution for patients who perform a lot of up-close tasks, but wish to be less dependent on prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts.

IQ Vivity Multifocal IOL

The IQ Vivity™ Multifocal IOL can improve your vision at all ranges with a lower risk of visual disturbances, such as glares and halos around lights. You may still require glasses for up-close tasks. 

Cataract Surgery Recovery

In the days following your surgery, be sure to use your provided eye drops to prevent infection, don't drive or pick up heavy objects, and avoid putting pressure on your eye. You will be provided a plastic eye shield to wear at night, and you should keep it on for the entire prescribed duration (usually about a week). You may experience vastly improved vision as soon as 24 hours after surgery, but it is normal for vision to be blurry for several days. It may take several weeks to completely heal. During this time, you may experience side effects such as:

  • Discomfort
  • Itchiness
  • Soreness
  • Tearing
  • Difficulty seeing in bright light

Your doctor will let you know when you can resume driving and other tasks based on your follow-up exams.

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What's the Success Rate for Cataract Surgery?

About 90 percent of patients report better vision after cataract surgery.

What If I Have Cataracts and Glaucoma?

If you have both cataracts and glaucoma, our doctors in Sidney may be able to alter your procedure to treat both concerns at once. During cataract surgery, our ophthalmologist can place the FDA-approved iStent Inject® device in your eye, restoring your eye's ability to drain fluid. This relieves pressure in the eye and controls glaucoma.

"At Ohio Vision, our board-certified eye doctors are committed to providing patients with effective care and lasting solutions for vision problems. "
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Ohio Vision is honored to provide the very best medical and surgical eye care to patients in Mercer, Shelby, Logan, and Miami Counties. Drs. Wilding, Johnson, and Schemmel are all board-certified and experts in their respective disciplines. We are proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

To request more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (937) 492-8040.

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