Cataracts Clouds Your Vision - and Your Life
Watching your grandchildren delight in a day at the beach. Experiencing those places you’ve always wanted to travel, now that you have the time. Life’s precious moments.
There’s so much to look forward to during this time in your life. You deserve to see it all. Don’t let something that can be easily fixed cast a cloud over what life has in store.
Imagine watching life go by through a dirty, foggy window. That’s what cataracts does to your vision. Cataracts cloud the lens of your eye, making it increasingly difficult to carry out your daily activities: driving, reading, or even visiting with friends and family. We understand that the idea of eye surgery is daunting. But we’re committed to easing the stress and anxiety of cataract surgery. We’ll walk through this process with you from start to finish, so you can put cataracts behind you. Experience those once-in-a-lifetime moments clearly.
If you’re over the age of 50, diabetic, suffer from high blood pressure, a smoker, or take certain medications, you’re at an increased risk for developing cataracts. Keep your life in clear focus. Call now to Speak to a Specialist and schedule your eye care appointment now.
As you age, the lens of your eye can become cloudy, preventing light from passing through. This loss of transparency may be so mild that vision is barely affected or so severe that you see only light or dark. When the lens obstructs vision to a significant degree, it’s called a cataract. Trauma can also cause cataracts as well as medications like steroids, systemic diseases like diabetes, or prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light.
“Dana Cianni, OD is pleasant and informative. She gave me information on what she was doing every step of the examination. She also made suggestions and comments for my eye health. The office is clean and comfortable to wait in.” - Karen C.
Glasses or contact lenses correct slight errors but can’t sharpen your vision if the situation is severe.
Recommended Fix: Surgery
I can remove your cloudy, natural lens in a routine outpatient visit. There is minimal risk and more than a million people have this same procedure done annually.
Under topical or local anesthesia, I’ll make either a small incision (phacoemulsification) or a larger one (extracapsular extraction). Then, a small ultrasound instrument breaks up the faulty lens so I can vacuum it out of your eye. There is little or no pain and the incisions usually heal by themselves so there is no need for stitches. A synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) will be inserted at the same time to replace the focusing power of your natural lens. This takes just 20 minutes. Your IOL can be monovision, fixed focus for a preset distance; multifocal, for vision at many distances; or accommodative, where a hinge works with the eye muscle so the lens can move forward as the eye focuses on near objects or backward for distance.