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Ophthalmology - Eye Disease and its Treatment
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are among the more common causes of visual loss in the United States today, affecting 80% of people over age 60.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Symptoms of the cataract may include blurred vision, problems with glare, difficulty with reading, fading of colors and poor night vision.
During the early stages of cataract development, eyeglass prescription changes may improve vision. As the cataract progresses and associated symptoms interfere with the ability to perform daily visual tasks, surgical alternatives may be considered.
Cataract surgery is an advanced microsurgical technique with a low complication rate. Phacoemulsification, in which the cataract is removed with ultrasound, is frequently performed through an incision that is less than 3mm. The cataract is then replaced with an intraocular lens implant. Recently introduced premium intraocular lenses correct astigmatism and reading vision.
This technique allows for rapid visual rehabilitation and a high rate of patient satisfaction.
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