A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. The lens is located behind the colored part of your eye, the iris, and is mainly made up of water and protein, which can often cause the lens to become cloudy. When the lens is cloudy, vision can become impaired.
Our eye physicians utilize state-of-the-art technology to replace the natural lens with a lens implant, including:
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A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Cataracts are not painful, however, as a cataract worsens you might notice blurring of vision, dulling of colors, halos around lights and glare. Cataracts are quite common in age and can present in one or both eyes.
The only way to cure a cataract is to have it surgically removed. Cataract surgery is recommended when you are having symptoms from a cataract that interfere with the activities of your daily life. Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. During cataract surgery, the hazy lens is removed and a clear, artificial lens is put in its place. Our surgeons perform state-of-the-art cataract surgery called phacoemulsification in which ultrasound energy is used to remove the lens through small incisions, often without the need for stitches. We also offer intraocular lenses that correct astigmatism called Toric® lenses and intraocular lenses that can correct the vision both at distance and near without the need for spectacles, such as Restor®, Rezoom®, and Crystalens®. Our physicians are available to perform a thorough assessment and to discuss the risks and benefits of cataract extraction with you.