Cataract Surgery Specialist

Scott Beeve, M.D. -  - Ophthalmologist

Beeve Vision Care Center

Scott Beeve, M.D.

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Specialist located in Glendale, CA

If you’re developing cataracts that make it hard to see clearly, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. Dr. Scott Beeve and the team at Beeve Vision Care Center in Glendale, California, offer the latest breakthrough in cataract eye surgery, the multifocal lens implant, to safely and effectively improve your vision, much like it was when you were younger. To learn more about cataract diagnosis and surgical treatment, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are the result of a cloudiness that forms on the lens of your eye and affects your vision. They can make it seem like you're always looking through a fog, causing blurriness and haziness.

The condition can be progressive and is typically associated with age. You may notice gradual symptoms of cataracts, like a visible whitening of your eye lens, and other issues like:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Difficulties with night vision

In some cases, you may notice a change in how you see colors. Objects may appear less colorful, faded, or have a yellowish tinge.

At Beeve Vision Care Center, Dr. Beeve uses the latest technology, the Tecnis® multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implant, to improve vision without the further need for glasses or contacts.

What is an IOL implant?

An intraocular lens is an artificial lens made up of silicone or acrylic. Lenses also contain a special coating to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Dr. Beeve implants the artificial lens inside your eye to enhance your focusing power. He surgically removes the old lens and, as a result, he eliminates the cataract, providing you with clearer vision.

What are the benefits of an IOL implant?

The multifocal IOL is effective at improving your vision after cataracts. You can enjoy the clearer focus on close-up and far-away objects, as well as the distance in between. Following an implant, you won’t need glasses or contacts. The implant restores your vision to a quality similar to the vision you had when you were younger.

In addition to treating cataracts, Dr. Beeve can use an IOL implant to correct presbyopia, a loss of focusing ability related to aging.

How long does it take to recover from an IOL implant?

Dr. Beeve performs IOL surgery at an outpatient surgery center, and you can expect to return home the same day.

When the surgery is complete, Dr. Beeve provides you with comprehensive after-care information to ensure your eye heals appropriately. He may recommend you keep your eye covered with a protective shield to prevent accidental injuries. He may also recommend avoiding specific activities, including heavy lifting, bending, and other movements that can cause pressure in your eye.

You use antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection after cataract surgery, and Dr. Beeve schedules a follow-up visit to monitor your healing.

Schedule a consultation online or by phone.