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Cataract Symptoms

Cataract Symptoms and Early Signs

Think you may have cataracts? Is everything starting to look hazy and dull? Understanding cataract symptoms and early signs can help you get proper diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the most common cataract symptoms: Blurred Vision– Can happen with objects close-up or at a distance. Seeing Halos around Lights– Halos are bright circles […]

Macular Degeneration and Cataract Surgery:Compatible?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a frustrating condition that diminishes your ability to see detail clearly. When you combine AMD’s loss of central vision with the blurriness from cataracts, you have a recipe for significant vision loss. Can you have cataract surgery to restore some clear vision if you have macular degeneration? The answer is […]

Cataract Symptoms

Common Cataract Symptoms and Signs

Think you may have cataracts? Is everything starting to look hazy and dull? Understanding cataract symptoms and early signs can help you get proper diagnosis and treatment. Anytime your vision changes you need to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Here are some of the most common cataract symptoms: Blurred Vision– Can happen with objects […]

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Best Lenses For Your Cataract Surgery

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. IOLs also are used for a type of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange. FDA-approved IOLs have been available since the early 1980s. Before the use of intraocular lenses, […]

Age Related Cataracts and Other Risk Factors

As we age, proteins begin to clump together inside the natural lens of the eye. This causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy and light rays to scatter inside the eye instead of focusing directly on the back of the eye (retina) and creates a blurred vision.  A cataract is a common vision […]

How do Cataracts Affect Your Vision?

Most cataracts are age related.  According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.  Age-related cataracts can affect your vision. So how do cataracts affect your vision?  Clumps of protein reduce the sharpness of the image reaching the retina.   When the protein […]

Can Cataract Surgery Correct Astigmatism?

If you’re planning on having cataract surgery, make sure you understand your options to remove your cataract and correct your astigmatism. A cataract is a clouding of the lens that affects your vision. As we age, proteins begin to clump together inside the eye’s natural lens, causing it to become cloudy and discolored. A cataract […]

Frequently Asked Cataract Questions

1) What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye which affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. 2) What are the symptoms of a cataract? -Cloudy or blurry vision -Colors seem faded -Glare or a halo around lights -Frequent prescription changes to eye glasses 3) How […]

Common Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. The older a person gets the greater the risk for developing cataracts. Common Symptoms: Blurred Vision– Can happen with […]