A cataract changes the transparency of the lens inside the eye.
The lens becomes yellow and clouded instead of clear. In a normal eye, the light focuses clearly on the retina. A cataract scatters he light, impairing vision. Cataracts cause blurred vision, haloes, glare, difficulty reading or driving in dim light. They commonly occur with age and can be monitored until they interfere with daily life
If your vision has been gradually declining, you may have a cataract.
An ophthalmologist or optometrist will perform a dilated eye exam to determine if you have a cataract. Cataracts cause the following symptoms:
Problems driving at night
Glare or halos around lights
Once a cataract forms, it must be surgically removed.
There are no other effective treatments to remove a cataract. The procedure typically take only a few minutes. It is performed under topical anesthesia requiring no stitches. During surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an artificial implant. The material constituting the implant has been proven completely safe and effective.
Improved technology increases the safety and efficiency of cataract surgery.
Summit Eye Center employs advanced methods to insure the best surgery experience. For the best results, consider premium lens implants. They reduce dependence on glasses after surgery, maximizing your benefit.