Cataract Surgery in North Side

Cataract Surgery in North Side

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(719) 542-2020

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. ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Hwy 50 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 North Side 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 ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Hwy 50.

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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- Apr. 11, 2024
I've been going to Abba Eyecare since we moved here in 2015. Thank you all for always helping me wit... h my eye health. Shout out to Kayla and Rick for providing excellent customer service for my concerns!
- Feb. 06, 2024
I've been to a few ABBA locations in Colorado. This one has to be my favorite. Very clean and friend... ly/funny staff. We did the digital appointments and really enjoyed it, plus, same day scheduling. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Staff was really respectful an easy going will definitely continue to bring my business to them
- Dec. 20, 2023
Excellent service, exceptional professionalism.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Everybody was polite knowledgeable friendly and make you feel comfortable while you're there. I woul... d highly recommend this. Above and beyond service thank you
- Dec. 11, 2023
My kids and I have been going to ABBA for our exams and glasses for years. We recently moved to Pueb... lo West so had to switch to this location. The staff here is always amazing, very friendly and helpful. Tony is always the best! I went in about a week ago with my daughter and two nephews and, let's just say the kids were being a bit extra that day. Tony didn't seem to mind and was just engaging with the kids and answering all their questions, no matter how silly. He made all of us feel very comfortable and so much more at ease, even with a couple of rowdy kids!
- Sep. 20, 2023
Awesome customer service, very pleasant, friendly, and professional staff. We move down to Southern... Colorado almost 10 years ago and started our eye health-care at ABBA and really don't see us going anywhere else.
- Jun. 29, 2023
Nice job and very professional
- May. 26, 2023
Staff was great very friendly
- May. 12, 2023
Great service
- Feb. 25, 2023
Love my new glasses! 😃
- Oct. 06, 2022
Just had the best exam experience here.
- Oct. 04, 2022
LOVE MY GLASSES! Thanks so much, Dr. Bourgon and all of the staff, you're AWESOME!!!
- Sep. 18, 2022
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- Aug. 26, 2022
Leslie did a fantastic job with patients. Everyone was pleasant and professional. It was a great e... xperience. I highly recommend Abba Eye
- Aug. 25, 2022
My experience at ABBA is always positive.
- Jun. 26, 2022
The staff and Dr were friendly and caring. I've been going there for 3 years now and I have always ... been greeted with kindness and respect.
- Jun. 21, 2022
The entire staff is amazing, I'm not sure what else to say but .. yep .amazing 🙂
- Jun. 18, 2022
Always friendly and professional.
- May. 27, 2022
Extraordinary staff and excellent service. I love this office as do my kids!

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in North Side

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
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  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(719) 542-2020

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