A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. Light rays cannot pass through the lens, resulting in dimmed vision that is blurry, double, or distorted. This can significantly affect your ability to drive, read, or use computers.
Glasses can help, but cannot reverse the effects of a cataract. The only way to remove a cataract is to have it removed surgically. Recent advances in technology have made cataract surgery one of the safest procedures performed today, with significantly shorter recovery times.
Cataract surgery is a short and painless procedure that takes 15-30 minutes to complete. A small incision is used to enter the eye, and the lens is removed. An artificial intraocular lens is then implanted to focus the light. Glasses are often needed to help fine tune the vision after surgery, especially with reading. New lens designs have made it possible for our patients to be less dependent on glasses!