A Cataract Patient Story

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Cataract Patient Story

Marcia G shared her cataract surgery experience.

“Cataract surgery was a breeze at Eyecare Medical Group! Of course I expected nothing less of the facility and staff I've come to know. Everyone, from the check in counter to the assistants, nurses and surgeons.... made me feel like a friend (whose name they knew!) and not like a body sitting in a large impersonal waiting room that was just a means to a paycheck! I shouldn't have worried so because Dr. Sise and his team are just wonderful. They just make it so easy. After all, how could you NOT love a team that not only dresses in costume, but display the pictures on the EMG Facebook page? Seriously.....they are. Nothing to worry about. My questions were many and each was dealt with patiently prior to the cataract surgery. I'd been so unhappy with my declining vision for SO long and each and every staff member commiserated with me and shared information to ease my concerns. The tests were non-invasive and very interesting. I especially liked all the pretty colors some of them caused me to see! The pre-op with Barbara was easy and she's so knowledgeable. It seems odd to say this, but by the time she was done with me, I was looking forward to the procedure! Eye drops a few days prior to check in was simple and check in day? The team didn't even give me a chance to sit down and wait for my name to be called. I was led to the next room and given a really comfy seat while more eye drops were rapidly installed. Then Dr. Sise appeared, and with a grin on his face, asked which eye? Then the black pen appeared and he gave me a big black X to mark the spot! I was never uncomfortable and I was awake enough to join in conversations before they started. Can't believe it’s so quick! Voila! And we were done! I have to say, don't forget to say "yes" when the nurse asks you if you'd like a cinnamon muffin afterward! And by the way......Cataract Surgery number two! Just as smooth as the first and the muffin was something I looked forward to on the way there! Don't hesitate to work with any of the Doctors at EMG. The ones I've met are top notch....as is everyone there. Thanks SO much for my new eyes!”

If you or someone you know suffers from cloudy, blurry vision with night vision problems or fading of colors you should be checked for cataracts and learn more about cataract surgery and lens implants. Please call Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group, Google+ or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup to schedule an appointment.