Cataract Surgery in Bethany

Cataract Surgery in Bethany

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(402) 466-6070

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. Bethany Vision Clinic 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 Bethany 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 Bethany Vision Clinic.

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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- Jul. 23, 2024
Bethany Vision Clinic has changed our lives...Dr. Engel made such a huge improvement for our son and... he will be our forever EYE guy!! His staff is simply amazing and always willing to help!!
- Jul. 16, 2024
Personal service and a real attempt to do what they can to solve or at least improve your issues and... to fit you in in an emergency
- Jun. 26, 2024
My experience with Bethany Vision Clinic the past several years has been excellent. In my opinion, t... he best eyecare facility in Lincoln. Dr. Engel's and staff are top notch!
- May. 22, 2024
Dr. Engel and Staff are always kind, efficient and swift!!!!
- Oct. 28, 2023
Personalized care and attention to details.
- Aug. 15, 2023
Recently moved to town, so needed to find a new eye doctor! I was very impressed and pleased by my v... isit with the entire staff! From the moment I walked into the door, the staff was very welcoming! The doctor was excellent! Picking new frames was easy! I am very pleased and would highly recommend Bethany Vision Clinic!
- Jun. 29, 2023
Bethany Vision Clinic is wonderful! They are friendly, patient, hassle free & great communicators. A... small hometown feel in the city.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Great people very professional
- Feb. 24, 2022
Dr. Engle listens!
- Feb. 17, 2022
I've been going here for over 15 years. After they changed owners a few years ago, I love it even mo... re. Staff is very friendly and treats you like a friend or acquaintance rather than a customer. The Dr. takes his time to explain things so you understand them and makes time to get you in very quickly if an urgent eye issue happens.
- Dec. 20, 2021
Very friendly, helpful staff. We really like the doctor and all the opticians
- Nov. 11, 2021
Dr. Engel was efficient and thorough and answered all of my questions. I love the contact lens polic... y to send home for ten days and then follow up to make sure they are working for you!
- Nov. 06, 2021
Always great, friendly service and a thorough exam. Highly recommend Dr Engel and his staff!!
- Oct. 12, 2021
Bethany Vision has the most terrific, friendly staff! Scheduling an appt has always been easy, and a... ppointments always quick. The waiting area looks cozy with a fridge, TV, magazines, and more, though I've never been able to enjoy it because I never have a wait! Dr. Engel has always provided tremendous care, taking the time to educate me on the overall health of my eyes and how to ensure healthy vision for years to come. He has helped to correct so many vision issues, and I cannot thank him enough. Love, love, love Bethany Vision Clinic!
- Oct. 01, 2021
Dr. Engel is the best!
- Aug. 11, 2021
This vision clinic did not disappoint me. It was recommended to me from my vision doctor in NC. I wa... s well cared for by Megan who also helped me pick out my frames. The doctor was excellent and showed a sincere touch. Don’t think about going anywhere else.
- Jul. 30, 2021
I’ve been seeing Dr. Engel for 20 years and now all my children see him. He’s the only one I’l... l trust to see them. He’s very kind and great with kids too. The staff is very helpful and kind. I have very sensitive eyes, especially to prescription adjustments, and they have been so helpful and accommodating.
- Jul. 22, 2021
Dr. Engel & his staff are very friendly & professional. These people know what they are doing. Highl... y recommend this place for any of your vision needs.
- Jul. 08, 2021
I appreciate being able to schedule an appointment during their extended hours. That is very nice of... them. Very pleasant and professional atmosphere.
- Jun. 03, 2021
Dr. Engle and his team are incredibly focused on delivering a high quality, top notch, and personal ... experience. They all really care! I would highly recommend!

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • VSP
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Want to see clearly again?

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

(402) 466-6070

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