Cataract Surgery in Hopkinton

Cataract Surgery in Hopkinton

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(508) 497-9500

Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Hopkinton Eye Associates will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Hopkinton optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Hopkinton Eye Associates.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- Jul. 18, 2024
Service provided by Staff and Doctor was really good and satisfactory, would use them again for regu... lar checkups.
- Jul. 14, 2024
Great experience at Hopkinton Eye Associates-knowledgeable, professional staff and great office loca... tion.
- May. 26, 2024
Great caring and professional eye care specialists
- May. 20, 2024
Excellent experience. Highly reccommend Michelle Straube. I did not feel rushed, she was very throug... h and created a calm environment for my already anxious 8 year old.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Hopkinton Eye Associates always makes my appointment so easy and the staff is so helpful. Dr Straube... explains everything so clearly.
- Mar. 17, 2024
Friendly knowledgable staff
- Mar. 12, 2024
Quick service and friendly staff.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Excellent staff and caring, thorough eye drs.
- Feb. 13, 2024
Dr. Emily Pilotte was absolutely amazing! Addressed all my concerns, took so much time, went above a... nd beyond! I will be back with family and friends!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Everyone is friendly, professional and skilled.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Very thorough, helpful, answered my questions & concerns, and have a beautiful selection of frames!
- Jan. 19, 2024
Dr. Suzanne Rosenberg and staff (Stephen and the two office staff behind the desk) provided a high l... evel degree of customer experience. The overall positive attitude and the eagerness to help the clients create a warm and welcoming environment.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Hopkinton Eye Associates is such a great place to get an eye exam and glasses. Everyone is professio... nal and pleasant. My husband and I have been coming here ever since we moved to Milford.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Office staff and very friendly, Dr. Straube is thorough and takes the time to explain everything and... review the results of testing with you at your appointment. Always taken into my appointment very timely, never waiting. Finally an office who appreciates “your” time.
- Nov. 23, 2023
Very comfortable and professional atmosphere
- Nov. 22, 2023
Very professional and caring office the doctor and staff are extremely helpful
- Nov. 12, 2023
Dr straube was wonderful with my daughter who needed her first pair of glasses. So patient and thoro... ugh.The opticians there are top notch. Jacqueline and Steve gave great recommendations. The children’s selection was also great. She liked so many we decided to get 2 pairs and she was even more excited when they only took three days to come in! Highly recommend everyone at Hopkinton Eye. My family and I will definitely be back!!
- Nov. 10, 2023
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- Nov. 08, 2023
Very professional and always courteous.
- Nov. 07, 2023
I have had experiences with each doctor (Dr. Rosenburg, Dr. Straube, and Dr. Pilotte). They were all... super friendly and thorough with my testing. Being in the medical field myself, I usually have some questions to understand more about the tests, photos, results, etc. No matter who I have for my appointment, the doctors really take the time to explain their responses, which I really appreciate as it helps me gain understanding of my health. Additionally, the women at the front desk are always so nice and helpful. They remember me and genuinely care about how I'm doing. This adds a more 'human' aspect to the healthcare system which can often feel purely transactional. It feels like they truly care about me, and it's evident that they continuously strive for the best possible outcome. I would absolutely recommend Hopkinton Eye Associates to anyone searching for an eye doctor.

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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(508) 497-9500

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