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Cataract Surgery 101

Cataracts are the number one cause of vision loss in the United States. The condition is quite common for adults aged 40 and up, and generally develops slowly over time. Many people who get cataracts don’t even notice the condition until their symptoms become severe. The good news is that cataracts are treatable. If you [...]

Cataract Surgery 1012019-09-27T20:29:33+00:00

Standard IOLs vs. Premium IOLs

If your doctor has recommended cataract surgery, you may already be familiar with options for IOLs. Cataract surgery removes the lens in your eye that has become cloudy. The lens is an important part of being able to see. During cataract surgery, your cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This artificial lens is [...]

Standard IOLs vs. Premium IOLs2019-06-20T13:42:10+00:00

The Worst Advice About Cataracts

Cataracts are a common condition. If you live long enough, you will eventually get cataracts. Because cataracts take time to grow, many people begin to develop them in their forties. Their impact on vision becomes greater over time. Despite how common cataracts are, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the condition. Worse, [...]

The Worst Advice About Cataracts2019-04-29T20:38:14+00:00

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures performed. The operation has been around for many years and has evolved thanks to modern technology and ongoing research. Though the technology has evolved, the basic principles of the procedure have remained the same. Although we ask that patients arrive about an hour before their [...]

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?2019-08-01T14:13:01+00:00

What Do I Do If I Have Cataracts and Glaucoma?

Cataracts and glaucoma are common eye conditions that develop as a natural result of aging. It isn’t unheard of to have glaucoma and cataracts at the same time. While managing the symptoms of two eye diseases may seem difficult, treatment for cataracts and glaucoma can help prolong your vision and prevent permanent blindness. Keep reading [...]

What Do I Do If I Have Cataracts and Glaucoma?2019-03-29T15:48:48+00:00

Am I a Candidate for Laser Cataract Surgery?

Every year, cataracts affect millions of people aged 40 and over. They are one of the more common eye problems that occur with age. They’re so common, in fact, that cataract surgery — the only effective way to treat cataracts — is the most commonly performed medical procedure in the United States. Cataract surgery effectively [...]

Am I a Candidate for Laser Cataract Surgery?2019-01-31T17:10:55+00:00

Can Presbyopia Be Corrected During Cataract Surgery?

As we age, our eyesight tends to get worse. A common problem in patients above the age of forty is presbyopia — the inability to focus on close-up objects. Another common age-related vision problem is cataracts. When combined with presbyopia, cataracts can make it nearly impossible to see up-close — even with reading glasses. Vision [...]

Can Presbyopia Be Corrected During Cataract Surgery?2018-12-31T17:34:15+00:00

Can Cataract Surgery Fix Astigmatism?

If you have cataracts, you may have heard that intraocular lens implants (IOLs) can restore your vision and improve nearsightedness and farsightedness. But what if you have astigmatism? IOLs can fix that, too! Keep reading to learn how astigmatism can be addressed during cataract surgery. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common eye condition that [...]

Can Cataract Surgery Fix Astigmatism?2018-11-27T16:37:36+00:00

5 Calming Ways to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. It’s considered highly safe and effective — but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little nervous. It’s perfectly normal! In order to ensure a quick procedure and fast recovery, however, it’s best to go into cataract surgery feeling calm and relaxed. [...]

5 Calming Ways to Prepare for Cataract Surgery2018-11-27T16:37:02+00:00

Which IOL Should I Get for Cataract Surgery?

When you get cataract surgery, your clouded crystalline lens will be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. IOLs come in different varieties — some are considered standard while others are considered “premium.” How do you choose which kind of IOL to get? Let’s first look at what the options are. Multifocal A multifocal [...]

Which IOL Should I Get for Cataract Surgery?2018-10-09T20:18:29+00:00