If you find yourself in need of eye surgery, the amount of information you receive can be overwhelming. Maybe you are dealing with a drooping eyelid (Blepharoplasty, Ptosis), need a Brow lift, or Eyelid reconstruction? You may be in need of an Orbital fracture repair, Entropion repair, Ectropion repair, Do you have a Blocked tear duct (Dacryocystorhinostomy)? Do you want to know more about Botox treatments both cosmetic and functional or Injectables and Fillers (Juvederm, etc.)? Are you considering Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Cosmetic surgery?
Here are 3 fundamental questions to consider when selecting your eye surgeon:
Is your Surgeon qualified?
Having a qualified Surgeon can ease the anxiety that sometimes comes with an operation. Knowing you have the most skilled and qualified surgeon can assure your surgery will go well. You want to be sure you get the optimal care when undergoing a procedure. Dr. Takle Jr has performed over 10,000 cataract cases over 10 years of operating.
Dr. Takle Jr. is fellowship trained in oculoplastic, orbital, and cosmetic surgery and specializes in blepharoplasty, eyelid and facial skin cancer reconstruction after Mohs Micrographic Surgery as well as nasolacrimal duct surgery. He is an expert in no injection, no stitch cataract surgery and Glaucoma laser surgery.
Is your Surgeon board certified?
Being certified means, your surgeon took the extra time commitment and education to be an expert surgeon. Being certified is not only recognition, but it is also a stamp of approval from the highest ranks in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Takle Jr is a board-certified ophthalmologist with the American Board of Ophthalmology.
2015 – Present: Chief of Surgery, Spalding Regional Hospital
2015 – Present: District 6, Board of Director, Medical Association of Georgia
What are your surgeon’s specialty and experience?
Go with the best when getting surgery. You want to make sure the operation does not cause extenuating issues beyond your initial problem. It is safer to go with someone who specializes in the treatment needed rather than a surgeon with general knowledge. Choosing a specialist can avoid any long-term negative consequences that often occur when going with a generalist.
Dr. Takle Jr. specializes in comprehensive eye care, no injection, no stitch cataract surgery, glaucoma laser and micro-device surgery, treatment of macular degeneration, dry eyes and diabetic retinal disease.
Dr. Takle Jr. did his internship and ophthalmology residency training at the well known Emory Eye Center. He has extensive training in the latest technology including no injection, no stitch, cataract surgery and the most recent in oculoplastic techniques including reconstruction of eyelids after skin cancer removal, blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, brow lifts, and Botox and fillers.
It is essential to seek out a qualified professional when seeking these services to avoid any recurring issues and to get the best surgical experience available to you.
Cataracts usually progress slowly and cause a gradual loss of sight. Most cataracts are a regular part of the aging process. The cataract blocks the passage of light through the eye. A cataract is merely the clouding, or discoloration, of the lens within your eyes. Takle Eye Group will be working closely together as a team to provide you with total eye care services.
This is an outpatient surgery that takes roughly about 10-15 minutes. Most patients have little side effects. If you have Cataract surgery, aftercare is crucial in a good outcome for the operation.
Tips for a successful aftercare:
Have someone to drive you home and get ample amounts of rest. Your body just had an adjustment and rest times will help the body heal and protect.
Most patients require no pain medication. For precautions, you are given similar medications as you would get if you were having a colonoscopy.
A protective eye shield should be worn over the operated eye at night for one week which may be uncomfortable at first but will become second nature.
Eye drops must be placed in the eye several times a day for a few weeks.
Signs, symptoms, and occurrences:
Your vision will take time to adjust to the new bright vision. After you remove the shield, it may seem cloudy, blurry or distorted which is entirely normal. Your eyes altered for the cataract, now they have to adjust to a healthy state.
Your eyes may be red and somewhat bloodshot. This side effect is temporary lasting only a few days. As healing takes place, the eye will return to its normal state.
You may occasionally have a bruised eye. This is usually because of being on blood thinning drugs. Our eyes have very soft tissue around them. Pressing hard or bumping them may cause bruising. Although unappealing, it is very typical and will heal in time.
You may have itchy, dry eyes. This symptom should go away in a short time.
You should be 100% within a month. The following day, you will need to return to the office so we can check your eyes. Aftercare visits will be scheduled one day, one week, and one month after your surgery. These are opportunities for you to discuss any issues you are having. We are supportive of you every step of the Cataract removal. Our experienced staff and team of Ophthalmologists will be your care team. Always know you can trust us with anything you feel is out of the ordinary scope of the procedure.
It’s back to school season, and that means children’s attention has turned from vacation mode to full focused learning. Many schools offer vision screenings for students. However, a 20/20 test result can lead to a false assumption to Parents and Educators that there is no vision problem. It is vital to know that the school screening is testing for distance and acuity. Below are five signs that your child may need a further examination by an eye specialist.
Frequent eye rubbing or blinking- If a child’s eyes are straining to see they may rub their eyes or squint a lot. Moving the child to the front many alleviate this problem, but it isn’t the solution. Rubbing and blinking can be an indicator they need a full screening.
Short attention span-If a child is losing attention regularly in the classroom, there may be a simple adjustment or treatment with Takle Eye Group. Their experience can determine if the root of the problem has a corrective vision solution.
Tilting the head to one side-This can be an indicator that the child is overcompensating for a sight issue. If you notice this becoming a routine habit, see your eye doctor. They can check for problems as a preventative measure to end this.
Losing place when reading. If this becomes a frequent problem, your child may need glasses. Talk to your child and see if they have a lot on their mind or if this is a struggle they feel often.
Difficulty remembering what he or she read-If your child reads a book, a phrase or even a sentence and can’t remember what it is about, you may be dealing with something with their vision. Asking your child simple questions about the reading can help you evaluate this.
There is no need for alarm when these issues arise. The team at Takle Eye Group can give a comprehensive evaluation and solution. They can work with your children to solve vision problems. The goal is to have a great school day, every day. It never hurts to have a routine check-up even if you are slightly concerned. You can walk away with peace of mind and a set of good-looking spectacles.