A Glimpse Into Cataracts – What are they?

Cataracts occur when there is a clouding of your eye’s natural lens. Most people correlate cataracts with aging, but they are sometimes proven to be derived from other factors. They are the result of protein buildup that clouds the lens and leads to:


  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty with glare
  • Dulled colors
  • Poor night vision
  • Increased nearsightedness (myopia)
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Diagnosing Cataracts

A device called a slit lamp will be used during your eye exam to determine if you have a cataract. The slit lamp allows the doctor to observe if there are any clouded spots or yellowing of the lens. Things to be aware of:


  • Cataracts do not affect everyone in the same way
  • Cloudy areas that develop can start small and grow over time
  • Location of the cloudiness plays a factor in the severity of the cataract

Benefits Of Cataract Surgery

Treating Cataracts

When a cataract progresses to the point of impairing your vision, you may need cataract surgery. Cataract surgery consists of the natural lens of the eye being removed and an artificial lens — called an “intraocular lens” or IOL—  is then inserted into the eye. There are several types of intraocular lenses available. We will help you determine which is best, based on the health of your eye and your vision goals after surgery.


Benefits Of Cataract Surgery


IOLs are FDA-approved artificial lenses that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery.

There are two main types of IOLs to be considered when selecting a treatment plan: conventional monofocal IOLs and technologically advanced astigmatism-correcting or presbyopia-correcting IOLs.

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