What Is A Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding and thickening of the natural lens of the eye and is part of the aging process, developing gradually over time. This thickening causes the lens to become cloudy. This prevents light from passing clearly through the lens, causing some loss of vision.

THERE ARE SEVERAL TYPES OF CATARACTS

  • Nuclear Sclerosis and Cortical Cataracts. These are the most common type of cataract, which develops as a result of aging.
  • Congenital cataracts. Babies are sometimes born with cataracts as a result of an infection, injury, or poor development before they were born, or they may develop during childhood
  •  Secondary cataracts. These develop as a result of other medical conditions, like diabetes, or exposure to toxic substances, certain drugs (such as corticosteroids or diuretics), ultraviolet light, or radiation.
  • Traumatic cataracts. These form after injury to the eye, either rapidly or in a delayed manner.

THE PROGRESSION OF CATARACT SYMPTOMS

  • Vision that becomes cloudy, blurry or foggy.
  • More difficulty seeing at night or in low light
  • Glare from oncoming headlights when driving at night
  • Colors that appear faded, or changes in the way one sees colors, also the yellowing of vision.
  • Sudden change in eyeglasses or contact lens prescription
  • Difficulty reading fine print

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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Using the Catalys Femtosecond laser, Drs. Aswad and Gillies can deliver a customized cataract procedure with unparalleled precision and exceptional comfort. READ MORE

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is recommended when your vision begins to prevent you from going about your daily activities and detracts from the quality of your life. Cataracts are removed surgically during a short surgical procedure. READ MORE

Lens Options

Deciding which lens is best for you varies according to your lifestyle. Our doctors will make a lens suggestion based on your specific visual needs. Each of the advanced lens implant options have unique attributes that may or may not be beneficial. READ MORE

Cataract Questionnaire

This questionnaire will assist you in understanding how a lens implant can improve your vision where it matters most for you. However, it is important you understand that many patients still need to wear glasses. READ MORE

Patient Testimonials

H.H.
I am so happy with the Toric lens. I can see now that my granddaughter has freckles! I can see the flecks of gold in my granite counters in the kitchen. I now have 20/20 vision.
M.B.
I am very pleased with my two Toric lenses. I don’t need to wear glasses any more except for reading. My vision is great and I can actually see the golf ball now.
M.K.
Much clearer and defined vision. Easier to drive. I can see signs without glasses. I am very happy and can’t wait to have the second eye done.
R.W.
My vision is so clear, great clarity and very comfortable. It is weird not wearing glasses after having worn them since elementary school. My vision now is better than it ever was with glasses.
T.A.
I am seeing so much better. I am very happy with the Toric lens.

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