Category: Cataracts

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective. In fact, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%. Typically, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and the cataract surgery recovery time is minor. Most patients see clearly the day after surgery, with little or no discomfort. To ensure… Read More

Cataracts in Ancient Egypt

Have you ever wondered how vision problems were treated hundreds or thousands of years ago?  If you thought there weren’t any treatments before modern day medicine, you may be surprised. Each year, cataract surgery permits millions of people to improve and recover their vision.  This eye surgery has been conducted since ancient times, but has… Read More

Cataracts Types

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop when protein builds up in the lens of your eye,… Read More

Types of Cataract Surgery

As people age, cataracts often develop.  Cataract surgery is the only treatment suited for resolving cataracts. During cataract surgery, your surgeon will make a small incision in the surface of the eye, in or near the cornea.  An ultrasound breaks up the lens.  A laser may be used to help with the procedure.  The clouded… Read More

Cataracts After LASIK

Cataracts will eventually develop in most people, including those who have had LASIK. Patients with signs of cataracts before LASIK should consider not having LASIK because vision may be better corrected with the intraocular lens used for cataract surgery. How are Cataracts Developed? Cataracts are a natural clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye…. Read More

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Over time, age and metabolic changes to the eye can cause the development of cataracts and loss of transparency, impairing vision.  Patients often report symptoms that include glare from lights, especially at night.  Cataract surgery involves the removal of the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with a synthetic lens to restore the… Read More

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

As a person ages, their eye’s natural lens can become cloudy, gradually losing its normal transparency. This is called a cataract.  Without cataract surgery, the cloudiness can become so bad that it can lead to blindness. Surgery to correct a cataract usually takes under an hour, and typically takes at most 30 to 45 minutes. Cataract… Read More

Intraocular Lens Options

Cataract surgery is a common procedure and is performed thousands of times in the United States each year.  During the surgery, the cataract is removed and an intraocular lens is inserted. What many people may not be aware of is the many options available in intraocular lenses. An intraocular lens is an implant that is… Read More

What Causes Cataracts?

Cataracts are the cause of half of all blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. Cataracts can impact just one eye or both eyes and can develop slowly over time.  Although some children are born with cataracts, it… Read More

Cataracts Under 40

Think cataracts only happen to seniors?  That is not always the case. Cataracts can occur in people under the age of 40 and are not uncommon for people in their thirties.  A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which lies between the pupil and the iris.  For those over 40, it… Read More