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What is a cataract & how is it treated?

Cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy causing blurred vision.  The initial symptoms of cataracts include glare from light sources at night and a pronounced reduction of visual clarity in low-light situations.

To treat this condition, the lens inside the eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an “intraocular lens” or “IOL”) to restore clear vision.


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Are all cataract procedures created equal?

Absolutely not!  Initially, the treatment for cataracts was based on a one-size-fits all approach, wherein a standard single-focus lens was implanted.  However, at Laser Eye Center we offer a variety of cutting edge lens types that we have termed ‘Designer Lenses’ so that you may regain clear vision at all distances and light conditions.

Should you wait to have Cataract surgery?

No!  As cataracts will continue to worsen over time, the result is progressively declining vision with the potential for blindness. With today’s most advanced methods, favorable outcomes from treatment of cataracts are achieved in 98% of cases.

How important is experience and technology?

Since cataract treatment is a one-time only procedure (in other words the cataract does not return), it is imperative to study the varied treatments available and choose a trustworthy center that has the technical capabilities and experience to address your unique needs.