Cataract Surgery Specialist

Cirino Eye Center

Anthony J Cirino, D.O.

Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgeon & Board-Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist located in Brunswick, OH

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the United States, affecting more than 24 million people, and cataract surgery is the most effective treatment. Board-certified ophthalmologist Anthony Cirino, DO, at Cirino Eye Center in Brunswick, Ohio, performs cataract surgery using the most advanced techniques and offers many types of intraocular lenses to give you the best vision. To schedule your cataract surgery consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy areas that occur in the lens of your eye. They occur because of the breakdown of the proteins in your lens as you get older. When these protein fragments clump together, they create this clouding. 

Cataracts are very common, and you may not notice them during the early stages. But as the cataract grows, you may start to experience vision changes. 

Initially, prescription eyewear improves your sight. However, over time, cataract surgery may be needed to restore your vision. 

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is the most effective treatment for cataracts. During the procedure, Dr. Cirino removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial lens, or intraocular lens (IOL).

After surgery, you may no longer need to wear prescription eyewear. Dr. Cirino offers all types of IOLs to correct many vision problems, such as:

  • Toric IOLs for astigmatism
  • Multifocal IOLs to correct near and far vision
  • Fixed-focus monofocal IOLs to correct distance vision

Dr. Cirino can talk to you about the types of IOLs and help you determine which artificial lens makes the best choice for you. 

When do I need cataract surgery?

When you visit Cirino Eye Center for a cataract surgery consultation, Dr. Cirino conducts a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you would benefit from surgery. As noted, prescription eyewear improves vision for many people with cataracts.

However, you may need cataract surgery if your cataracts interfere with your daily activities, such as driving or reading. 

What happens during cataract surgery?

Dr. Cirino reviews the details of your cataract surgery at your presurgical consultation. He performs the procedure at The Surgery Center and uses the newest 3D operating room microscope, the NGenuity® 3D Visualization System.

Dr. Cirino first places eye drops in your eye to dilate the pupil and provides a local anesthetic to numb the area. He may also give you a sedative to help you relax.

During the procedure, Dr. Cirino removes your clouded lens and replaces it with your IOL. He then sends you to the recovery area for monitoring. You need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure.

How long is recovery following cataract surgery?

You should start to notice improvements in your vision within a few days after your cataract surgery. Dr. Cirino provides postsurgical care and schedules regular appointments to monitor your progress.

To schedule your cataract surgery consultation, call Cirino Eye Center or request an appointment online today.