To identify the best cataract surgeon for you, finding someone with impeccable training, experience, and clinical reputation is key.
Is this eye surgeon board-certified and trained at top-quality, accredited educational and medical institutions?
Has this surgeon performed a high number of relevant eye surgery procedures with a track record of positive outcomes?
Is this surgeon highly regarded by cataract patients, peers, and referring physicians alike?
Are there any records of disciplinary action taken by the state medical board or lawsuits filed against this physician?
Do I feel safe, comfortable, and respected in this office?
Is this doctor listening to my priorities, concerns, and goals? Do I feel they are incorporating them into a medical plan customized for me?
Did this surgeon perform a thorough screening of my vision to ensure that I’m actually an appropriate candidate for this procedure? Or does it feel as though they’d recommend this surgery to anyone?
Is the surgeon being clear and honest about which surgical elements are required, and which are optional upgrades? Are they making an effort to explain why the procedure is necessary and what outcomes are realistic?
Advances in ophthalmology are constantly evolving. Is this surgeon engaged with teaching institutions? Are they committed to continuing education to stay on top of emerging science and best practices?