Cataracts happen after excess protein inside the eye collects in cloudy masses. The result is a visible fogging of the eye’s lens, which a Chicago eye surgeon can correct with cataract surgery.
When you need a cataract surgeon in the Chicago area, please contact Foulkes Vision in Lombard, Illinois online or by telephone to schedule your free consultation with our eye doctor: 630-724-1400.
Why Turn to Foulkes Vision?
Dr. Richard Foulkes is a refractive cataract surgeon and an expert in the various techniques that free patients from the need for glasses or contact lenses. Advanced technology is a cornerstone of our treatment at Foulkes Vision, which is why Dr. Foulkes has installed lasers and diagnostic equipment unlike what's available at the average cataract surgery practices.
Most importantly, at Foulkes Vision, our goal is to exceed your vision-care expectations for the rest of your life.
Common Cataract Questions
As people age, cataracts become increasingly common. Their symptoms, in addition to the visual clouding of the eye(s), may include:
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision in one eye
- Poor night vision
- Color distortion
Cataract vision correction surgery replaces the eye’s natural lens with a high technology implant. It is a highly successful procedure, performed millions of times a year.
Will I experience 20/20 vision after cataract vision correction surgery?
The most common answer is: YES!
In some cases, however, patients with preexisting conditions have unequal results from cataract surgery. The conditions that may impact the outcome of your cataract surgery include:
- Macular degeneration
- Macular scarring or wrinkling
- Corneal scarring
Will I need glasses after cataract vision correction surgery?
This is a possibility if you have a preexisting condition such as those mentioned above. However, lens implant surgery is effective for 90 to 95 percent of the people who choose to undergo the procedure. That said, it is not unusual for patients to require some degree of correction to fine-tune their vision for up-close activities such as reading or sewing.
Roughly 30 percent of cataract surgery patients later elect to have a “touch up” vision enhancement with some variety of LASIK vision correction.
Does Dr. Foulkes use the laser cataract removal system?
Yes, Dr. Foulkes helped develop these lasers and is an expert in their use. He does lecture worldwide and is the medical monitor for the newest laser systems. The laser is not necessary for most eyes and can attain results that are statistically equal.
Are there complications associated with cataract surgery?
There are risks inherent to any medical procedure. Although most people experience optimal results from cataract surgery, those who don’t may experience such rare complications as:
- Corneal edema
- Permanently blurry vision
- Macular edema
- Total blindness
When you have questions about cataract treatment or surgery, please contact Foulkes Vision online or by telephone to schedule your free consultation with our eye doctor: 630-724-1400. We proudly serve patients in Chicago and Lombard, Illinois.