Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cataract Surgery: Critical Retina Exam Necessary

When you visit Birmingham Cataract Surgeons Marc Michelson, M.D. and Tyler Hall, M.D. you can rest assured that you will a complete retinal exam. This is because they need to carefully correlate the degree of your current vision loss with the density and position of the cataract itself. This is a necessary step in order to understand the cause of the vision loss. In fact, a through retinal exam may reveal that you have an undiagnosed pathology, such as epiretinal membranes, retinal wrinkling or macular pucker with edema. Many of these pathologies occur in the age group of patients who are candidates for cataract surgery. The prime age range for cataract surgery—60 years old to 75 years of age—have been revealed in some studies to have a prevalence of epiretinal membranes, from 7% of patients older than 60 years and in 20% of patients aged 75 years or more. In order to ensure the best possible outcomes of your cataract surgery, we will make sure that you have the necessary examination and testing to help you get the best results from your cataract surgery.

If you or someone you know is concerned about cataracts and needs to have a cataract eye exam they are encouraged to  schedule an eye examination at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.