Cataracts are not something that we usually start thinking about until we are older. Because of this, there are often a lot of misconceptions around them. One question that people frequently ask is whether cataracts are painful. The short answer is: not really. Cataracts grow inside of the lens of the eye slowly over time… Read More
Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process of the lens. They usually begin developing around 40 years of age and slowly cause progressive clouding of the lens of the eye. Just because you have cataracts does not mean you need to get them removed right away. Cataracts grow slowly over time. As they… Read More
Whether you have cataracts or not, chances are you’ve heard of cataract surgery. It’s possible your eye doctor has even recommended it. Cataracts are not harmful to your health, but they can make it very difficult to see and live your life. The only way to treat cataracts is to have them removed through cataract… Read More
You have just been diagnosed with cataracts, and you are now deep in the search for answers to how cataract surgery works, how safe it is, and what your options are. You are also busy checking out recommendations for a successful and experienced ophthalmologist in order to find the right surgeon for you. You may… Read More
Have you been having difficulty seeing? You may be suffering from cataracts. Cataracts are a common age-related condition where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing your vision to slowly deteriorate. Living with cataracts can be a big adjustment and most patients eventually decide to have cataract surgery. When you have cataract surgery, your… Read More
Cataract symptoms are a natural part of the aging process but there is no doubt that they come with a number of challenges. As the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, it becomes more difficult to see, which can impact your life in a number of ways. For many patients, the hardest part of having… Read More
By Dr. Marwa Adi It is natural for you to feel anxious about cataract surgery, but you can optimize your experience and results by choosing the best cataract surgeon for you. Below are some helpful tips to help you choose. Be sure to look for: A surgeon that will listen and spend time with you… Read More
Several diseases that plague impoverished populations in the developing world are either preventable or treatable. Cataracts are one such example. The common eye disease, which clouds up a person’s vision due to a build-up on the lens, can be easily treated in less than an hour by an ophthalmologist. Unfortunately, this relatively straightforward procedure is much… Read More
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined! Most cataracts are due to aging. There are three types of cataracts: Nuclear Cataracts: Formed in the center (nucleus) of the lens. This type of… Read More
From Parade Magazine July 2004 An estimated 20.8 million American adults have cataracts – progressive clouding of the lens that can lead to blindness. Treatment is a brief, nearly risk-free surgical procedure that breaks up the cataract, removes the pieces and implants an artificial lens made of biocompatible plastic. Compared with the eye’s original lens,… Read More
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