By age 65, many of us will experience cloudy vision caused by cataracts. Although it is a natural part of aging, it doesn’t have to be permanent. Cataract surgery is both safe and effective. With the help of a replacement lens, it is possible to regain the vision quality you had prior to cataracts.
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. A tiny incision is made in the eye to allow a small instrument to remove the cataract, allowing for relatively fast healing. The cataract lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. This replacement lens is called an intraocular lens, or IOL.
Do I Have a Cataract?
As we age, our vision gets worse, especially in low-light or dim environments. Cataracts make this problem worse as the eye's natural lens becomes cloudy or yellow.
Symptoms of Cataracts
If you have a cataract your symptoms may include hazy or blurred vision, faded colors, sensitivity to light, or the need for stronger glasses.
If left untreated, cataracts will cause your vision to worsen over time.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should schedule a cataract evaluation with one of our highly skilled ophthalmologists at 1-800- CHECKUP.
Surgery is the only treatment for cataracts. Over 3 million cataract surgeries are done on an annual basis. It is one of the most commonly performed surgeries and is a safe proven treatment for cataracts.
Our surgeons have performed over 23,000 cataract surgeries in their combined tenure at Hauser-Ross. Our surgeons as well as our patient counselors will help you choose the best IOL option to reduce your dependency on glasses.
Outpatient at Midland Surgical Center
Takes less than 20 minutes to complete
The cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed, after the eye is anesthetized.
An intraocular lens (IOL) is then implanted in your eye.
You choose your IOL option with your surgeon and patient counselor to determine what best suits your lifestyle needs.