What are cataracts?
A cataract is defined as “a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision,” according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). This disease of the eye is common among the elderly over age 80 and it can affect one or both eyes. Cataracts produces blurry vision in the eyes and usually requires surgery for correction.
When do cataracts develop?
Early signs of cataracts start to show in middle-aged adults in their 40s or 50s, but they don’t really feel the serious effects until they’re in their 60s. Although cataracts is usually associated with the elderly, other types of non-age-related cataracts can also develop from trauma, radiation, steroids, diabetes, glaucoma, and genetic factors.
How does cataract surgery help?
This outpatient surgical procedure replaces your eye lens with an artificial lens. It is a very common procedure which does not require hospital stay after the surgery. Surgery after-care is extremely important in taking care of your eyes, and many surgeons won’t allow you to leave the hospital unless you have some post-operative support when you get home, including transportation to and from the surgery site.
Cataract Care after Surgery
A-1 Home Care provides pick-up and drop-off services for surgery patients as well as 24-hour care immediately following the operation. We team up with local surgery centers like Lasik Vision Institute, NVISION Laser Eye Centers, and Lasik Anaheim Hills to provide you with optimal post-surgery eye care. Timely medication management, wound care, transportation to aftercare appointments, meal preparation, and assistance with house chores are all part of the post-operative care. A-1 Home Care is here for you as long as you need us, whether it be a week or a month after your operation date. Having a caregiver present is really important, especially if unforeseen emergencies pop up like a fever or persistent, increasing pain.
To get a free quote, call A-1 Home Care today (714) 523-4010 or visit us online www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for more information on after-surgery care.
In addition to Anaheim Hills, post-surgery services are also available in Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and other cities throughout Orange County.