Cataracts


Introduction

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in your eye and affects millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. There are many causes of cataracts including genetics, nutrition, life style, medications and the normal aging process. Cataracts cause a progressive, painless loss of vision. When a cataract forms, the normally clear lens gradually becomes cloudy, making it progressively more difficult to see. This is a change in the substance of the lens and is not a film or membrane. A cataract can cause many different vision problems. Glare, especially at night, can make driving very difficult. Making out street signs or even a person’s face can become difficult. It typically seems that your glasses are dirty but you just can’t get them clean. Fortunately, we have a very effective treatment for cataracts.



Treatment

If visual impairment begins to interfere with your ability to read, work or do the things you enjoy, you may want to consider cataract surgery to restore your vision. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the US, and can be performed quickly and easily with a success rate of over 90 percent and a minimal risk of complications.

Watch a video about how the eye sees, as a cataract forms.

Advanced Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the US, replacing the cloudy natural lens of the eye with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataracts affect millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65, and cause a progressive, painless loss of vision.

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Cataract Lens Options

There are a wide range of replacement lenses available to cataract patients, each offering different advantages for your post-surgery vision. The most effective lens depends on each patient’s individual preferences and goals for their vision. The latest lenses help eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after cataract surgery, providing convenient, effective results for your specific vision conditions.

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