Cataract Surgery in Winterset

Cataract Surgery in Winterset

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(515) 462-1254

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

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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. International Eyecare Center - Winterset 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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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Winterset

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 02, 2024
Great place to get your eyes checked and to get glasses. They have a good stock of glasses to pick f... rom..
- Feb. 14, 2024
Friendly, compassionate staff
- Jan. 19, 2024
Great staff, never any issues. I look forward to my appointments and know that I'll be well taken c... are of. Everyone is knowledgeable and friendly. Great experiences every time. Thanks guys!
- Dec. 08, 2023
Very thorough exam. The person who helped me pick out my new frames was great and helped me find a ... pair I love
- Nov. 20, 2023
The best team ever. Very friendly understanding and helpful. Got my 8 year old in quickly and made ... an emergency appointment with the specialist for us.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Competent doctor and staff. Great customer service!
- Oct. 09, 2023
Get service. We had 2 slots 9am and 10am. We also had a 1030 appointment somewhere else that I had t... o get my husband too, they were able to squeeze us both into the same appointment slot. They did a great job on our exams, Quick, straight forward questions and polite as well. Got our glasses back within a week.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Awesome staff an exceptional optometrist
- Sep. 04, 2023
A great place to get glasses!
- Jun. 04, 2023
IMPRESSED. Great experience! Super helpful!
- Apr. 15, 2023
The staff is so nice and helpful.
- Apr. 11, 2023
I would definitely recommend this eyecare Center. I'm facing eyesight issues that are very scarey to... me and the Dr. and others who worked with me were genuinely kind and understanding. I left feeling hopeful and not so scared.
- Feb. 07, 2023
I love IEC! They take good care of myself and my son, I'm thankful to have them close to home - so c... onvenient.
- Feb. 05, 2023
Excellent eye care and Great service!!
- Feb. 04, 2023
Dr. A. Thomas is very knowledgable and professional. I appreiate having her in our small community.... She is omfortable working with Wolfe Eye Clinic in caring for my multiple vision issues.
- Dec. 22, 2022
Dr. Abby is the best! Trust her totally with my bad eyesight! She and her staff are very friendly an... d kind!
- Dec. 02, 2022
Doctor Abby is magnificent, she genuinely cares and conversates with you. The staff is so nice and w... elcoming and will totally hype you up while modeling glasses 🤓 love those ladies!
- Sep. 20, 2022
Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Ensures you are satisfied 100 percent! Fast service too! I would... definitely recommend IEC!
- Dec. 17, 2021
Everyone in the clinic is very professional and personable.
- Dec. 08, 2021
Love Dr Abby and the staff! Knowledgeable and friendly. Great frame selection

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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 Winterset 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 International Eyecare Center - Winterset.

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.


Want to see clearly again?

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

(515) 462-1254

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