A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which can cause one’s vision to become blurry. They are common with age and can occur in one or both eyes. The clouding usually occurs slowly, but can happen quickly, especially after trauma to the eye.
While cataracts are not painful, they do cause many symptoms such as blurry vision, fewer details, glare while driving or reading, dull colors, changes in your glasses prescription and double vision in one eye.
What are the chances that I will get cataracts?
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80. Cataract surgery usually can restore vision lost to cataracts and often can reduce your dependence on eyeglasses as well.
Is cataract surgery safe?
Today, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed in the United States, especially if you are healthy and don’t have pre-existing eye conditions. Because of new advances and techniques, cataract surgery is one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures performed.
We are one of the first practices to make Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery available to our patients. This breakthrough technology has the potential to make cataract surgery even safer and more effective by giving our surgeons the ability to perform part of the procedure with the precision of a laser.
To improve eyes affected with cataracts, we first remove the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy and then replace it with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. We offer the latest procedures available to help remove cataracts and restore your vision, including the placement of intraocular lenses.
Most cataract surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis and result in improved vision.