Cataract Surgery in Hudson

Cataract Surgery in Hudson

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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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. Christenson Vision Care 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 Hudson 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 Christenson Vision Care.

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.

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- May. 22, 2024
Friendly and professional care. Great clinic.
- Apr. 23, 2024
Friendly, helpful staff. Dr. Griffin Christenson took the time to explain all the tests and results... .
- Apr. 13, 2024
Dr. Flynn was thorough in the eye exam and easy to talk to about any concerns. The support staff was... friendly and not pushy with glasses purchase.
- Apr. 10, 2024
I have challenging eye issues, Christenson has really taken the time to help me. They are patient, k... nowledgeable and professional. They are also wonderful with young children. If I could give them 10 stars, I would.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Great doctors that listen and care! The front office staff are cheerful and helpful.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Staff are very friendly, outgoing, and the doctors know what they are doing, very personable and the... y don't sugar coat anything. All the staff listen to your needs and take very good care of anyone who walks in.
- Jan. 25, 2024
The staff here is incredible and my exam was very thorough and informative.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great service up to date equipment.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Everyone was friendly and the whole experience was fast and easy due to the awesome staff!
- Dec. 21, 2023
My family has been seeing Dr. Christenson for decades - yes, decades and could not be happier with h... is service. He even came in to assist with an eye emergency on the weekend. His staff are great too! I would recommend him for your eye cares!
- Dec. 05, 2023
Every one listened to my concerns and were able to come up with a solution and game plan moving forw... ard.
- Sep. 30, 2023
Excellent staff. Totally trust in the care I receive for my eyes here.
- Sep. 12, 2023
Everyone here is fantastic, they really know how to take care of someone.
- Sep. 07, 2023
Dr. Garth Christenson is so intelligent, professional and personable on top of all that! I trust hi... m with my eye care totally. His attention to every detail is amazing!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Dr. Flynn listened to my concerns and took the time to diagnose my daughters eye condition after we ... went in for a second opinion because Associated Eye care treated my daughter for months and didn’t listen to me when I expressed my concerns about the treatment not working. Come to find out it was a completely different condition all together! We are very grateful for the referral and will continue to refer others! Couldn’t be happier with our experience. The staff is all amazing, helpful, and kind. 5/5 stars, 10/10! Thank you CVC 🙂
- Aug. 10, 2023
Always professional, courteous and thorough!
- Jul. 27, 2023
Have been coming here practically my entire life! Brought my son to get his first pair of glasses an... d the team there made it a breeze. Everyone so kind and caring!
- Jun. 16, 2023
I came to the clinic without an appointment with a vision problem. The staff treated me courteously,... squeezing me into a time slot where there was none. Dr. Flynn gave me her undivided attention and full, attentive care, regardless of the time I took up. This is how a superb doctor's office operates.
- Jun. 16, 2023
CVC Doctors have expert knowledge, the staff offers great service and pricing is competitive. My eye... exams are extremely thorough with detailed explanations. I feel at ease as CVC guides my journey for healthy eyes for a lifetime!
- May. 31, 2023
Christenson Vision Care has the very best Dr's and all the staff genuinely care about each person. E... xcellent in every way! From amazing glasses selection, professionalism, kindness, care and assistance -- they are exemplary.

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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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