At Adelson Eye & Laser Center, we offer customized cataract surgery tailored to your visual needs. New technology allows for near and distance vision with less need for glasses. Outpatient cataract surgery is usually done in less than 15 minutes, and patients are back home within 30 minutes after surgery with little to no discomfort.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery performed in the United States today. Over 90 percent of cataract surgery patients report better vision following the surgery. If you’ve received a diagnosis of cataracts or are experiencing changes in your vision, call our office today or click here to request an appointment.
A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina. Aging and other factors cause proteins in the eye’s lens to clump together forming these cloudy areas. Early changes may not disturb vision, but over time cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light. People with progressed cataracts often say they feel as if they’re looking through a waterfall or a piece of wax paper.
Over fifty percent of people over the age of 60 (and quite a few younger than that) suffer from cataracts. Almost everyone develops cataracts as they grow older. Cataract formations occur at different rates and can affect one or both eyes.
Symptoms of Cataracts
A cataract starts out small and at first has little effect on your vision. In fact, in the early stages, only a doctor can detect a cataract because there may not be any symptoms. When you do start to notice changes in vision, they could include:
- Blurry or double vision, especially outdoors
- Decreasing vision with age
- Seeing halos around bright lights
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Poor depth perception
- Frequent prescription changes for glasses
- Difficulty reading
- Streaks or rays of light seeming to come from headlights and stop lights
- Instinctively shading your eyes from the sun, or feeling more comfortable wearing a visor
- Print appearing faded and lacking in contrast
- Difficulty distinguishing colors – colors appearing faded in hue (Blue may appear to be green and yellow may look white).
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, give us a call at 866-340-3917 to schedule a complete evaluation with Dr. Adelson and to discuss all options.
Treatment for Cataracts
While there is currently no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts, there are many advancements in surgical treatments and technology that provide patients with restored vision and minimum discomfort and downtime. The treatment of cataracts is based on the level of visual impairment they cause. After evaluation, your ophthalmologist will make a recommendation for a treatment plan that is best for you.
If cataract surgery is necessary, your doctor will work with you to determine the lens implant option for your specific condition. The artificial lens requires no care and can significantly improve your vision. New premium lens options include:
- Accommodative Lens
- Multifocal Lens
- Toric Lens
- Monofocial Lens