What is a Cataract?
A cataract causess a change in the clarity of the lens inside the eye. The lens becomes yellow and clouded instead of being crystal clear like the lens in a camera. Instead of light focusing crisply inside the eye, light is scattered as it passes through the cataract. They cause blurred vision, haloes, glare, difficulty reading or driving in dim light. Cataracts occur in everyone with time but can be monitored until they impact your activities of daily living
How Do I Know If I Have One?
A complete dilated eye examination performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist will determine if you have a cataract.
What are the Symptoms of a Cataract?
Symptoms may include decreased and/or blurry vision, a change in color vision, difficultly reading for long periods, and problems driving at night or in bright sunlight. Glare and halos around lights at night are also frequently noted by patients. You may suspect a cataract if your vision has been gradually declining over time.
How are Cataracts Treated?
Once a cataract forms, it must be surgically removed. There are no other effective removal treatments. The procedure typically takes only a few minutes and is most often performed under topical anesthesia (numbing drops). It usually doesn’t require any stitches.
What are Lens Implant Options?
Over the past decade, improved technology has greatly increased the safety and efficacy of the procedure. Now, premium lens implants offer an opportunity to dramatically reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery. Your cataract surgery is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and the benefits of premium lens implants should be considered. Click here to view lens options.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery?
During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed and a new, artificial lens is implanted. The artificial lens is made of a material that has been used in surgical operations for over 50 years. This material is very well tolerated by the body.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR IOL OPTIONS
Your new IOL is an opportunity to totally change how you see after cataract surgery. Reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses!
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