What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye. Your natural lens works much like a camera, sending light images to the retina which then carries those images to the brain. As we age, the proteins in the eye break down, preventing the lens from sending clear images to the retina. This produces a cloudiness that may cause sight to become blurry, less colorful or have a yellow tinge, and you may become more sensitive to glare with night driving. If left untreated, vision will continue to get worse.
Do I have Cataracts?
Cataracts can cause the following symptoms, impairing vision over time:
If you think you are experiencing any of these symptoms take our cataract self-test to learn more.
Regular eye examinations ensure that your eyes remain healthy and that any problems are detected early and treated promptly, including cataracts. During an eye examination, your eye physician will discuss your symptoms and will perform the following:
- Visual Acuity Test
- Slit-lamp Exam
- Dilated Retinal Exam
Cataract Surgery is an effective and permanent treatment for cataracts. Our onsite Ambulatory Surgical facility was specifically designed to provide a safe and secure surgical experience for our patients while receiving individualized care in a state-of-the-art facility.
During surgery the cloudy, natural lens of the eye is removed and a clear artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted. There are a variety of IOLs on the market today. These include single focus standard lenses as well as many advanced premium lenses which are designed to minimize or eliminate the need for glasses.
With your best interest in mind, your doctor will guide you through the decision making process to help you make the best lens choice for your lifestyle.