Eye Surgery in Jackson, WY
Procedures from Skilled Ophthalmologists
It’s natural to feel anxious about eye surgery. This is a sensitive
part of your body that we instinctively try to protect when foreign objects
get too close. When you come to St. John’s Medical Center with eye
conditions, our compassionate staff will explain what surgery can accomplish,
and what is done to ensure you feel no pain during the operation.
Eye surgery is extremely safe. Like any medical procedure it has its risks,
but the success rates for eye surgery are far above many other operations.
Our team is very friendly, and we encourage you to speak with them extensively
about your questions and concerns. Just knowing more is often enough to
help reduce surgery anxiety. The benefits of eye surgery, including clear,
painless vision, far outweigh the minor risks.
St. John’s Medical Center has partnered with ophthalmologist Jamie
Monroe, MD of the Cataract & LASIK Center of Utah to perform cataract
surgery. Cataracts are a common cause for vision impairment in individuals
over the age of 40. Your eye contains a small disc shaped object called
a lens. Natural changes in anatomy can damage this lens and obscure your
vision, this is a cataract.
In cataract surgery this cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial
alternative. The actual procedure only lasts roughly 15 minutes and patients
remain sedated the entire time. You will still be awake during the operation,
but thanks the sedative you should be relaxed and feel no pain.
There are a few options for your lens replacement, but we typically recommend
traditional monofocal lenses. With this replacement, many people experience
improved long and short distance vision. In most cases, the monofocal
lens provides good distance vision for driving, walking, and some everyday
activities. However, most people receiving monofocal lenses still require
reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision. We can discuss
the lens replacement with you before the operation and provide more detailed
information of the various benefits.
For more information on eye surgery call 801.224.6767 or visit Cataract & LASIK Center of Utah