Category: Cataracts

What Is The Recovery Like After Laser Cataract Surgery?

Having cataract surgery is the only way you can treat cataracts.  Laser cataract surgery uses a femtosecond laser to do many of the steps traditionally performed by hand.  It is designed to provide a greater level of precision and safety to modern cataract surgery.  The procedure only takes a few minutes for each eye, although… Read More


Can I Have Cataract Surgery Without Cataracts?

Did you know there is a way to avoid getting cataracts and permanently improve your vision? A refractive lensectomy corrects vision by replacing the eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) implant.  This surgery uses the same successful techniques of modern cataract surgery.  People who have a refractive lensectomy will never need to… Read More


Is Blindness from Cataracts Permanent?

The term blindness is usually thought of as permanent, but that isn’t always the case. Blindness from cataracts can be reversed by having cataract surgery. This is possible thanks to having the natural lens removed and an artificial lens put in its place. Cataracts that lead to blindness are harder to remove because they are… Read More


Could Cataracts Be The Reason Behind Your Blurry Vision?

Cataracts develop when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Without cataracts, the lens is transparent. When this happens, proteins found in the lens clump together instead of evenly distributing. Your lens handles focusing the light entering the eye on the retina. From there, light is sent to your brain as a nerve signal… Read More


Are Cataracts Affected by Diet?

When the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy and difficult to see through, it is usually due to cataracts. Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in older adults. Factors that increase your risk of developing cataracts include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, excessive drinking, having a family history of cataracts, and… Read More


Are You Too Young For Cataracts?

Are you starting to notice halos around lights? Does your vision seem blurry or cloudy? These are common signs that you might have cataracts. Cataracts affect your life in many ways. People associate cataracts with old age but there’s more to it than that.  Cataracts can occur at any age – even at birth!  Keep… Read More


The Importance of Cataract Awareness

Did you know that the leading cause of reversible blindness in the U.S. is cataracts? As a natural part of the aging process, cataracts affect more than 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. And by age 80, over 50% of people have a cataract or have already had cataract surgery. What is a Cataract?… Read More


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