Cataract Surgery Co-Management

Visioncare Associates

B.G. Shily, O.D.

Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision impairment in adults over the age of 50. We would like to enhance and provide you the highest quality eye care services with the latest state-of-the-art-diagnostic instrumentation in a compassionate patient-centered environment. B.G. Shily, OD, at Visioncare Associates, a specialty contact lens practice, in Beverly Hills, California is affiliated with the best Cataract surgery centers in Southern California. Please, call our office or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation to understand if Cataract surgery would help you see better. See well, be well…

Cataract Surgery Co-Management Q & A

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are a clouding-over of your eye lens, causing loss of vision. There are three types of cataracts:

  • Subcapsular cataract: forms at the back of the lens
  • Nuclear cataract: forms in the nucleus, or center, of the lens
  • Cortical cataract: forms in the periphery of the lens

The type of cataract you have may affect the symptoms you experience. Symptoms that may indicate you have a cataract include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Colors look dull

If you notice a change in your vision, especially if you’re over age 40, call Visioncare Associates, and Dr. Shily can conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your eye health.

How are cataracts diagnosed?

To determine if you have cataracts, Dr. Shily conducts a thorough eye exam that may include specialty eye tests.

Visual acuity

The visual acuity test assesses vision. If you have visual impairments, Dr. Shily may recommend additional testing to determine if cataracts may be the cause.

Retinal evaluation

During a retinal evaluation, Dr. Shily puts drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils so he can examine the retina and look for signs of cataracts.

Slit-lamp examination

The slit-lamp examination allows Dr. Shily to view the structure of your eyes through a magnifying glass, which allows him to detect abnormalities. It is usually combined with the retinal evaluation.

How are cataracts treated?

Initially, Dr. Shily can treat your cataracts with prescription eyeglasses and other visual aids. However, cataracts are progressive, and eventually, you may need cataract surgery. Dr. Shily works closely with your ophthalmologist to provide co-surgical care.

During the surgical procedure, the ophthalmologist removes your cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear intraocular lens. After surgery, your vision will be significantly improved.

What happens after cataract surgery?

In conjunction with your eye surgeon, Dr. Shily provides postoperative care after your cataract surgery.

Dr. Shily also recommends you continue to come to the office for your comprehensive eye exam so he can track both your eye health and vision. While cataract surgery can improve your vision, you may still experience vision issues that require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other visual aids.

For comprehensive eye care, including cataract evaluations, monitoring, and postsurgical care, call Visioncare Associates or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about the benefits of cataract surgery and technology, please click on the following links:

Cataracts surgery: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-cataract-surgery