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Cataract Exams & Management at Macha Eye Care in Central Indiana

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Cataracts—A Normal Part of Aging

Inside the eye, there is a transparent lens that helps our vision remain clear. As we age, the lens can begin to become cloudy, causing our vision to become blurry and dim.

The clouding of the lens inside our eyes, called cataracts, is completely normal and typically happens due to aging. Everyone will eventually develop cataracts, but some people develop them faster than others. By age 80, most people have cataracts or have had cataract surgery to remove them.

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What You Need to Know About Cataracts

Cataracts develop naturally and often go unnoticed in the early stages as they show little to no symptoms. Advanced cataracts can begin to impair your eyesight with what appears to be a veil covering your field of vision. This blurred vision is associated with advanced stages of cataracts, and cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, requiring surgery to restore clear vision.

If your vision has gotten to the point that it’s problematic and challenging to deal with, Dr. Macha and his associates can refer you to an ophthalmologist for surgery. We are here to help co-manage your aftercare and ensure you’re healing normally.

Cataract surgery is a safe and routine procedure that can be performed on most eyes to remove the cloudy lens and give you clear vision again. If you need surgery, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist that specializes in the procedure.

The surgeon uses ultrasound to break up and remove the old, cloudy lens and replaces it with a clean, synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure uses local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain, and only takes around 10–15 minutes.

Most newer IOLs offer UV protection, but because of the increased amount of light that reaches your eyes following cataract surgery, you should wear sunglasses as much as possible after.

After the procedure, you’ll likely be given prescription eye drops for a few weeks while your eyes heal. Most patients report a significant improvement in their vision following cataract surgery, and only need glasses for reading.

Although cataracts develop naturally as a part of aging, some lifestyle choices can help delay their onset:

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651 East 191st Street
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1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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1537 South Scatterfield Road, and 1541 South Scatterfield Road
Anderson, IN 46016

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10 AM5 PM
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651 East 191st Street
Westfield, IN 46074

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Our Address

1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Hours

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

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1537 South Scatterfield Road, and 1541 South Scatterfield Road
Anderson, IN 46016

Hours of Operations

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
9 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

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