Cataract Surgery Specialist

Eye Care of East Bay

Laser Eye Surgeons & Ophthalmologists located in Walnut Creek, CA

Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions reported as people age. Dr. Vahid Feiz performs various types of surgical procedures, including both laser and traditional methods, to remove cataracts and improve your vision. At Eye Care of East Bay, Dr. Feiz and his staff will evaluate the condition of your eyes and determine what type of procedure is best for you. He has served residents of the Walnut Creek, California area for over 20 years and is highly skilled in many different procedures.

Cataract Surgery

What are the first signs of cataracts?

Cataracts take time to develop and can cause many different symptoms along the way. One of the most common indications that a cataract has started to form is your vision becomes cloudy, dim, or blurred. You may also begin to see “halos” or auras around lights. In some cases, using a brighter light for reading or performing detailed tasks will be needed.

Because cataracts form on the surface of the cornea, you may experience mild sensitivity to light or trouble seeing at night. Colors may also begin to look different and appear less vibrant. Dr. Vahid Feiz will perform a thorough eye exam to determine if a cataract is present. If so, he will recommend a treatment that effectively meets your needs.

What happens during laser cataract surgery?

During traditional cataract surgeries, Dr. Feiz uses a sharp blade to make the necessary incision needed to remove the cataract. With laser surgery, he can perform the same procedure with an excimer laser that causes less trauma to the eye and is much more precise in its movement and accuracy.

When Dr. Feiz conducts a cataract procedure, he makes a small incision and creates a flap from which he removes your cornea's damaged lens. He next implants an artificial lens that will restore your vision and allow you to see much clearer than before. Finally, Dr. Feiz returns the flap to its normal position and allows the eye to heal.

What is the recovery time for premium lens cataract surgery?

A premium lens cataract surgery involves a self-sealing incision that will close on its own after Dr. Feiz performs the procedure. He performs this type of procedure on an outpatient basis with no need for an overnight stay in the hospital. You'll also notice an immediate correction in your vision.

Because he performs the procedure with state-of-the-art lasers, Dr. Feiz can perform precision work that involves less trauma to the eye. The recovery time is much shorter, and you'll be able to notice a dramatic improvement within a few days of your surgery. Lasers are also beneficial when it comes to lowering the risk of infection and reducing the incidence of scarring.