Cataract Treatment at Cheyenne, WY

Cataract Care

Say goodbye to cloud vision and hello to clear.

Our Cataract Care Doctors

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is when our natural lens becomes cloudy, and it’s a fact of life; if we have enough birthdays, we will develop cataracts.

The lens sits behind the pupil and is crystal clear when we are young. Over the years, the lens, which is made of protein and water, changes and gradually becomes cloudy.

Cataracts cause a variety of symptoms:

    • Difficulty seeing objects in the distance
    • Glare or starbursts from oncoming headlights while driving
    • Some types of cataracts affect near vision more than distance

For more information, read our blog on the Stats and Facts About Cataracts. Then request an appointment with one of our cataract specialists to learn how to turn back the clock on your eyes, and go from cloudy to clear!

Cataract Surgery Considerations

When you have visual symptoms related to your cataract(s), and your doctor feels that your cataract is the cause, cataract surgery is an option. At the time of cataract surgery, after the cataract is removed, an artificial lens implant is inserted. This lens has power to help correct your vision. There are different options in lens implants. Cataract surgery is an exciting opportunity to not only improve upon the clarity of your eyesight, but also to have the opportunity to lessen your dependence on glasses.

Understand not everyone is a candidate for each lens type; your cataract surgeon will discuss your particular options. To learn more about options available at the time of cataract surgery, go to

What Happens After Cataract Surgery?

Specific instructions will be discussed at the time of your appointment. In general, you will need to take eye drops to help the eye heal after surgery, but in most cases you can return to daily activities soon after surgery. The days of bedrest and sandbags are long gone!

The doctors and staff at Cheyenne Eye Surgery are grateful to be able to provide excellent service to their patients right here in Cheyenne.  We have a convenient drop off area on Dunn Avenue. We continually receive high praise from our patients who reference how our professionalism, patience and caring allow a very pleasant surgical experience.

When doctors collaborate, patients see the difference. Our specialists are happy to work with your optometrist for care following your surgery. This ensures a higher quality of care and better results for you because you experience an excellent continuity of care.

The Cheyenne Eye Clinic is dedicated to serving the needs of our patients. When eye conditions warrant surgical treatment, we are equipped to see you through this process. Cheyenne Eye Surgery is our on-site ambulatory surgical center (ASC) and is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a national healthcare organization that sets the very high standards for ambulatory surgical care in the US. This comfortable, state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a friendly, professional and compassionate staff committed to delivering the highest quality of eye care.

Our cataract surgeons are motivated to help you achieve your visual goals with cataract surgery. Depending on the health of your eyes, you may find you no longer need glasses for most (if not all) things you do. Trust your eyes to the many years of experience that our team has, making patients happy.

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