Cataract Surgery in Exton

Cataract Surgery in Exton

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(610) 363-8960

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. Clompus Reto and Halscheid Vision - Exton 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 Exton 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 Clompus Reto and Halscheid Vision - Exton.

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 16, 2024
The Best
- Jul. 09, 2024
Dr Steven Reto and staff are THE BEST!! I have been seeing him for over 35 years and he and his sta... ff are genuinely invested in my eye care and future. They are friendly and answer all my questions and I would recommend them for anyone's vision needs.
- Jul. 08, 2024
Bought 4 pair or prescription glasses. Perfect
- Jul. 04, 2024
I just did!
- Jun. 20, 2024
Highly recommend! Dr. Penney and staff were excellent!
- Jun. 12, 2024
Everyone at Clompus Reto and Halscheid is kind, friendly and knowledgeable. For everything from sche... duling to exams to choosing the right glasses - you're in good hands!
- May. 25, 2024
Great experience, service, and all in a timely fashion.
- Aug. 25, 2023
I never met someone as patient as Sam- he helped my Daughter get contacts in and learn how to use th... em. He is very very kind and great with kids !!! I drove far to come here and I’m so happy I did - totally worth it. Dr. Lehman was wonderful too!
- Mar. 01, 2023
Good service and nice patient clerk!
- Oct. 18, 2022
SO GOOD WITH KIDS!!!! Better even than the eye doctor at CHOP.
- Oct. 02, 2021
Dr. Reto and the entire staff were personable and professional in all their interactions with client... s and each other.
- Aug. 25, 2021
Front desk staff are polite and helpful. Dr. Halscheid is an excellent provider of eye care. He is ... professional, thorough, patient with any questions and so kind. Dale always helps me with issues with my glasses. She adjusted my progressive lens and today they are working better. Dr. Sherman recently took care of my husband in an emergency injury situation. She gave him excellent care and he recovered in 24 hours. I love this practice and have been going there for over 10 years. I would recommend anyone who needs eye care to go to Clompus and Reto in Exton or West Chester.
- Aug. 20, 2021
A day ago I called the office for an appointment and spoke with Wendy who told me she would try to f... it me in for an appointment as I had some discomfort in my eye and was getting concerned it was something serious. She lady fit me in the next evening as the last appointment for the day. Well I just wanted to thank Dr. Sherman for conducting a mini surgery on my eye tonight. No one wants to go to the eye doctor and hear you have a small metal object in your eye. I was very surprised and concerned when she told me the news. She followed promptly by saying “ But we are going to remove it right now.” Not what I was expecting but I have complete trust in Clompus, Reto & Halscheid Vision Associates. I have been a patient of Dr Reto’s for 35 years and of Dr. Clompus before that. If Dr.Sherman says we are going to take it out-it’s coming out! The procedure was done extremely well with the thorough explanations I have come to expect from every one of the Doctors who I have seen here. Dr. Sherman was amazing and I am writing to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for her professional skills and thorough examination after to make sure all was ok. I am fortunate to have such a practice in my neighborhood. I have had laser eye surgery to correct my vision through this practice which changed my life. Every person in my family from my grandmother to my children have been patients here. There is no one I would trust more with than Clompus, Reto & Halscheid Vision Associates with my sight. No one. Thanks Dr. Sherman. Thanks very much.
- Aug. 19, 2021
Wonderful experience as always!
- Aug. 11, 2021
Had an emergency eye issue and they made accommodations for me right away. Much appreciated!
- Jul. 16, 2021
Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff and physicians.
- Jul. 15, 2021
wonderful office layout, well staffed, friendly people, and competent with vision
- Jun. 14, 2021
Dr. Lehman is just great. He is always responsive to my needs and helping me tweak the very best op... tions for my changing vision each year that I meet with him. I highly recommend him!
- May. 04, 2021
Very great full to be seen the same day for my eye issue. As always, the staff was very professiona... l and accommodating. Thanks again for a job well done.
- Apr. 23, 2021
I have been seeing Dr. Reto for years. His staff is friendly and attentive. Dr. Reto is very persona... ble and is always willing to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend this practice.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Exton

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  • Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Want to see clearly again?

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

(610) 363-8960

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