The American Academy of Ophthalmologists estimates that cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans over 40. Bernitsky Vision can help restore your vision acuity through cataract removal surgery, and we will help you prepare for the procedure during your pre-operative consultation.

Pre-Operative Appointment

Consultation appointments are typically one to one-and-a-half hours long, during which time Dr. Bernitsky will:

Perform a thorough eye examination. Dr. Bernitsky will likely dilate your eyes to better visualize the cataract and assess the overall health of your eyes. He will also take specific measurements of your eye to find the replacement intraocular lens (IOL) that best fits your eye.

Discuss all your vision correction options. Cataract removal surgery may be an ideal opportunity to reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts for both near and distance vision.  Dr. Bernitsky will discuss all of your vision correction options at the time of our cataract evaluation.

See clearly again with cataract removal surgery. Call Bernitsky Vision in Albuquerque, NM at 505-323-0800 to schedule your consultation. Contact us.

Your pre-operative consultation appointment is the best time to ask questions. Dr. Bernitsky will be happy to help you understand the procedure, risks and benefits and post-operative care.

Follow-up Appointments

After your cataract removal surgery, Dr. Bernitsky will want to see you the following day, at one week, one month, three months and one year post-operatively. If you experience any change in vision before your routine follow-up exam, please contact Bernitsky Vision. Some patients develop an “after-cataract,” a cloudiness in the posterior capsule behind the lens. A simple in-office procedure called a YAG capsulotomy will correct this issue. For some patients, LASIK treatment may enhance vision correction achieved with the cataract removal and lens replacement.

Cataract Removal in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dr. Bernitsky has over 25 years of experience with vision correction procedures. He is committed to helping his patients achieve clear vision, even as their eyes age. For cataract treatment from one of New Mexico’s top laser and cataract eye surgeons and a staff dedicated to your care, contact Bernitsky Vision to schedule your consultation.