Cataract Removal Surgery in Baltimore, MD

Each year cataract removal surgery has improved the lives of millions of Americans. Cataracts are one of the most common causes of blindness, which can be prevented if diagnosed early and treated with surgery.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a progressive eye disease where the clear lens inside the eye becomes cloudy and causes a decrease in vision. In a healthy eye, the lens is clear so that when rays of light enter the eye, they easily provide a clear image onto the retina, providing a clear image of what we see. If the lens becomes cloudy or opaque, the image will appear blurry and vision is impaired.Cataract example

A hereditary condition, cataracts become more and more of a risk factor as we age. A majority of people either have some degree of cataracts or have already had cataract removal surgery by the age of 80. Other factors that can contribute to the development of cataracts include diabetes, smoking, and prolonged sun exposure.

The key to identifying cataracts and preventing vision loss is early detection, routine eye exams and treatment using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Dr. Richard Adler, a cataract doctor in Baltimore, is a leader in ophthalmology and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts at Belcara Health. Dr. Adler, recommends cataract surgery if certain risk factors are apparent including the ability to perform daily activities such as driving, reading, and if the cloudiness continues to increase and impede vision.

What Is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract removal surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and replace it with an artificial lens. By replacing your damaged lenses with artificial intraocular lenses, you’ll enjoy a future of clear vision and reduce your dependency on glasses!

We  offer  a variety of cataract surgery  options to fit our patients individual needs.  The sophisticated intraocular lenses available today can correct most vision needs, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Adler will recommend the right intraocular lenses to meet your vision needs, based on the condition and health of your eyes. 

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What are my Cataract Surgery Lens Options?

What many patients don’t realize is that there are a variety of options when it comes to cataract surgery lens choices. The more advanced the lens, the greater the impact on your vision.

Traditional lenses- The lens type most people are familiar with is the traditional lens. These lenses, often referred to as monofocal lenses, improve vision when wearing glasses after cataract surgery.

Advanced premium lenses- Premium lenses are the latest craze in cataract surgery lens types, and with good reason. Some of our advanced lenses treat astigmatism, reducing the need for glasses at a distance. Some of our advanced premium lenses reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery for both far-sightedness and near-sightedness:

  1. Multifocal lenses are designed for fine, up-close work
  2. Extended depth of focus lenses are designed for intermediate distance needs (like computer use).

The lens type you select after cataract surgery is integral in the level to which your vision is improved after cataract surgery. We often have patients that opt to have a clear lens exchange as well, meaning they take advantage of the advanced premium lenses to improve their vision and reduce dependency on glasses even without needing cataract removal.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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What is Cataract Surgery Recovery like?

Cataract surgery lens implant recovery is actually less intense than many perceive. Vision following your cataract surgery may be blurry for the first couple days, but it usually clears up within a week. Patients are asked to avoid heavy lifting and bending over for one week. Many patients are comfortable driving within a day or so of cataract surgery, but that decision should be discussed with the eye surgeon during post-operative visits. We recommend using eye drops for about a week, and then taper off. There are no travel restrictions following cataract surgery.

Most patients note improvement in their vision within a day, with excellent vision by one week after cataract surgery. Vision can continue to improve for up to a month following eye surgery. It’s important to note that surgery is performed on each eye one at a time, usually separated by about two weeks. Optimal vision is usually achieved once cataract surgery has been performed on both eyes.

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Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve or preserve your eye health and vision, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Richard A. Adler is renowned for providing his patients with compassionate care and excellent outcomes for common conditions affecting eye health, including cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Specializing in the management of Dry Eye Disease, corneal diseases, and laser vision correction, Dr. Adler is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topics related to eye disease and regularly lectures practicing ophthalmologists and optometrists on related topics. Read full bio.

Belcara Health

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

I want to thank Dr. Adler for restoring my 72-year-old eyes to such fantastic 20/20 vision. Being a very active senior pro tennis player and coach, seeing clearly is very important. Dr. Adler’s tremendous ability to do such accurate work on my eyes has allowed me to continue doing everything I love to do. It’s made such a difference; everything is clear and bright and I can play as well as read without glasses. I can’t say enough good things about Belcara Health. That place is like a well-oiled machine. All my appointments were on time and everyone is incredibly friendly.”

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