Cataract surgery close to home

Patients can now receive comprehensive eye care right in Litchfield.

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HSHS St. Francis Hospital recently added cataract surgery to our list of surgical offerings available to our patients to address the growing need for improved access to advanced eye care. 

The leading cause of blindness worldwide, cataracts, is safely and easily correctable. If you experience cloudy or double vision, you may be suffering from cataracts. HSHS St. Francis Hospital is proud to provide cataract surgery close to home for our Litchfield community. 

Call 217-324-8547 to set an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery.

Ophthalmology services

  • Advanced cataract surgery
  • Minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Intraocular lens implants
  • Refractive clear lens exchange

Cataract symptoms

Cataracts can cause very mild symptoms at first, but as they grow, they can cause changes in your vision. Some things you could experience are:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision.
  • Colors looking faded.
  • You can’t see well at night.
  • Lamps, sunlight or headlights seem too bright.
  • You see a halo around lights.
  • Double vision (which can go away as the cataract gets larger).
  • You often have to change the prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.

Cataract treatment

Early on, slight changes can be made to manage cataracts, such as using brighter lights at home or work; wearing anti-glare sunglasses; updating your eyeglasses or contact lens prescription; or using magnifying lenses for reading and other activities. However, if your cataracts are getting in the way of your everyday activities like reading, driving or watching TV, your eye doctor may suggest surgery. During cataract surgery, the doctor removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a new, artificial lens (also called an intraocular lens, or IOL).

Why travel when you can stay close to home? Choose HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield to keep your vision clear. Call 217-324-8547 for an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery.