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Choosing your cataract surgeon: How to find the best

While cataract surgery may be a short procedure that takes fifteen minutes, that does not mean you should be complacent about whom you choose to perform the procedure. It is still surgery nonetheless. It can be tough finding the best cataract surgeons in Beverly Hills or a similarly sized place when there are so many to choose from. Here are four tips to keep in mind when you’re choosing your surgeon.

1.  Get specific

The eye is a very complex organ. This has led to many doctors specializing in one specific part of the eye. Even within cataract surgery, many cataract surgeons in Beverly Hills or other big cities will specialize further whether it is in laser cataract surgery or working with Crystalens implants.

2.  Google doesn’t rank surgeons in terms of quality.

It would be very easy to assume that the person at the top of Google for your search is the best surgeon but this isn’t always true. Google’s ranking factors use an entirely different protocol. Many amazing surgeons slip through the cracks. Perhaps a smaller practice could be what you are looking for. Search through plenty of pages until you find a surgeon you’d like to meet and discuss your options with.

3.  What technology is used?

Different surgeons will use different technology. Some cataract surgeons may still use Monofocal implants while others will use superior Crystalens implants. Some surgeons will use laser cataract surgery, while others will use standard procedures. It is up to you to find out the differences. Fortunately, this information is easy to find with websites such as www.beverlyhillsvision.com being very resourceful.

4.  Meet the surgeon

This is the most important thing you can do. You absolutely must meet your cataract surgeon. When you do meet him or her, ask lots of questions even if you know the answers. A great surgeon will be able to make you feel completely at ease about the entire procedure. Don’t just meet one, but a few. By meeting different surgeons you will be able to tell if you think laser cataract surgery could be for you or not, as well as other things such as which type of IOL you would like to replace your current, faulty lens. Being able to yield to your surgeon by putting your complete trust in him or her cannot be underestimated.

Choosing your cataract surgeons is not a task you should rush. Take plenty of time, and research thoroughly. If you have no idea where to start, do Google searches for cataract surgeons where you live, for example: “cataract surgeons Beverly Hills.”

Explore the websites you find and read up on your options. Ask your general doctor for advice as well as anyone else you know who has had cataract surgery. Most of all meet different surgeons and ask them about various treatment methods. This way, you will know which surgeon is the one you trust the most.

Afshin James Khodabakhsh M.D.

Afshin James Khodabakhsh M.D.

A personal approach to each individual patient has always been the hallmark of Dr. James Khodabakhsh, one of Beverly Hills’ premier anterior segment surgeons. It is more than just personalized care; however, that has made Dr. Khodabkhsh one of the most sought after ophthalmologists in Southern California. You can find Afshin James Khodabakhsh M.D. on Google Plus.

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