Experienced Eye Care
North Park Ophthalmology's doctors have decades of clinical experience diagnosing and surgically treating cataracts. We stay on the forefront of the latest medical advances to ensure that every patient that undergoes cataract surgery recovers as quickly and as pain-free as possible.
Our board-certified team of ophthalmologists are able to give highly personalized, one-on-one time with each and every patient to ensure the best clinical outcomes. If you are looking for compassionate, highly experienced cataract surgeons, you have come to the right place. North Park Ophthalmology is fully equipped and ready to meet the needs of you and your entire family in a compassionate doctor-patient partnership.
Western PA’s Leading Eye Surgeons
Dropless & Toric IOL Cataract Surgery
Here at North Park Ophthalmology, we pride ourselves on being fully equipped with the latest surgical advancements for eye diseases. We provide cataract surgery, dropless cataract surgery and multi focal/Toric IOL cataract surgery to patients. Dropless cataract surgery is a one-time dose of medication consisting of antibiotics and steroids that eliminates the need for daily drops after surgery. Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) are lenses that replace your natural lens following cataract surgery. Speak with a member of our team to find out what your treatment options are. You can stop searching for ‘cataract surgery doctors near me’ when you become a patient at our practice. If you are looking for cataract surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, look no further than North Park Ophthalmology.
Pittsburgh’s Top Eye Doctors Since 1969
Board-Certified Comprehensive Eye Care
Half of all men and women between the ages of 65 to 74 will develop cataracts. Cataracts are still the leading cause of blindness across the globe. So what exactly is a cataract? It is simply a clouding of the internal lens in the eyes. Fortunately, the board-certified eye surgeons at North Park Ophthalmology have decades of clinical experience diagnosing and treating cataracts using the latest advancements in medical technology. About 90 percent of patients that undergo cataract surgery enjoy improved vision after the procedure. Call North Park Ophthalmology today to find out if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
The signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Clouded, blurry or dim vision
- Increasingly poor night vision
- Light sensitivity
- Seeing halos around lights
- Colors appear faded or yellow
- Double vision in one eye
Can Cataracts be Prevented?
There are no scientifically proven ways to prevent cataracts. The most important thing a patient can do is get regular eye examinations so that if cataracts do start to form, your eye doctor can catch it early. Some research suggests that maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet, exercising, not smoking, moderating alcohol consumption, and protecting your eyes from sunlight can potentially lower your risk of developing cataracts.
Is Cataract Surgery Painful?
No. Your eye doctor will place numbing eye drops into your eyes before the surgery, so you won’t feel any pain. You may feel some minor discomfort once the numbing drops wear off, but this sensation will go away.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Cataract Surgery?
Some patients are able to see well as soon as a few days after cataract surgery. However, full recovery can take up to three months. Patients should avoid strenuous activity and try not to get any water in their eyes while they recover.