So You've Got A Cataract?: What You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery: A Patient's Guide to Modern Eye Surgery, Advanced Intraocular Lenses & C (Paperback)

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A BOOK ABOUT CATARACTS FOR PEOPLE WITH CATARACTS. NO COMPLEX MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - from one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors, Dr. David Richardson

Why YOU NEED This Cataract Surgery Book

It's a curious thing. People with cataracts often have very poor vision, making it difficult for them to read. And yet, their physicians typically ask them to sift through stacks of educational pamphlets and paperwork on cataracts. The documents are often single-spaced with small print and thin margins - in short, a nightmare for someone with cataracts. What's more, the information is oozing with hard-to-understand medical jargon and procedural terminology.

I really want my cataract patients to have an entirely different experience. That's why I went to work on "So, You've Got a Cataract?" This is a book about cataracts for people with cataracts. My goal is to provide the information you need to learn about your eye's condition and to make good, safe decisions about treatment.

The book covers, in a language that anyone can understand, basic information about how the eye works and what is useful to know about a cataract. If you are considering modern cataract surgery, you'll find most of what you need to know within the pages of this book. You'll learn what happens during the actual procedure and what to expect afterwards.

The larger page size and Kindle eBook format were specifically chosen for this project as they allow for enlarging the text size making it easier for those with poor vision to read.


Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to a non-profit organization devoted to preventing blindness. When you buy the book, you are not only educating yourself, but helping change lives as well..

What You Will Learn...

About Cataracts

  • How the Eye Works
  • What Is a Cataract?
  • Cataract Symptoms
  • When to Consider Treatment
  • Myths about Cataract Treatment

What You Need To Know About Cataract Surgery

  • Modern Cataract Surgery
  • A word about no-stitch surgery

Preparing For Cataract Surgery

  • The Weeks Before Surgery
  • The Night Before Surgery

What To Expect The Day of Surgery

  • At the Surgery Center
  • After the Procedure

The Days After Surgery

  • Activities
  • Why You Might Still Need Glasses

Intraocular Lenses

  • Why You Need An Implant
  • Your Options
  • The Decision Points

Risks of Cataract Surgery

  • Possible Complications

Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma

  • If You Have Early or Well-Controlled Glaucoma
  • If Your Glaucoma is Moderate or Requires the use of Drops
  • If You Have Advanced or Poorly-Controlled Glaucoma

Cataract Surgery with Other Diseases

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Prostate Medications

A Word About Laser Cataract Surgery

  • Enter the Femto Laser


  • How To Choose A Cataract Surgeon
  • Sample Document "INFORMED CONSENT"

About the Author

Dr. David Richardson - Earning Trust, One Patient at a Time Patient's Choice & Most Compassionate Doctor Awardee Dr. Richardson, M.D., is a graduate of both the University of Southern California and Harvard Medical School. He has received multiple national awards and scholarships, including the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship and the Harvard National Scholarship. After medical school he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute, one of the top eye surgery programs in the United States. Today, he is in private practice with offices in Pasadena and San Gabriel, California. An accomplished board-certified surgeon, Dr. Richardson has performed thousands of advanced cataract procedures with excellent results. In a survey of physicians he was voted a Pasadena Magazine "Top Doc" in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 as well as a Los Angeles Magazine "Super Doctor" in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He has also been the recipient of the Patient's Choice award as well as the Most Compassionate Doctor award. In addition to authoring this book, Dr. Richardson shares his thoughts about advances in cataract surgery at and glaucoma at He can be reached through his Web site at or by calling his office at (626) 289-7856.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781480005952
ISBN-10: 1480005959
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 6th, 2012
Pages: 92
Language: English