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Behind your eye's pupil is a lens that focuses light. In a healthy eye, this lens is clear. A cataract causes the lens of the eye to become less transparent over time. When significant, the cataract may blur vision and affect a person’s quality of life. Patients frequently report blurred vision, trouble driving at night and difficulty reading. Though there are many types of cataracts, most are related to aging.

Signs/Symptoms

  • Painless blurring of vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Glare and haloes
  • Frequent changes to eyeglass prescription

Treatment

Surgical removal of cataract and replacement with an artificial intraocular lens:

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Method

This surgery is used to remove a cataract. During the procedure, the cloudy lens in your eye is replaced with an artificial lens that will let you see clearly. This procedure is quick, painless, and you can go home the same day.

Phacoemulsification Method

This surgery is used to remove a cataract. During the procedure, the cloudy lens in your eye is replaced with an artificial lens that will let you see clearly. This procedure is sometimes called "no-needle, no-stitch" cataract surgery. It's quick, painless, and you can go home the same day.

After Cataract (Secondary Cataract; Posterior Capsular Opacification; PCO)

This condition may develop after cataract surgery. It is a clouding of the lens capsule in your eye. Its affect on vision can be similar to the problems caused by a true cataract.

NORMAL VISION
ADVANCED CATARACT VISION

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