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Cataract Surgery

Trying to see through a cataract is like attempting to look through a cloud, making even the most minor tasks impossible to perform.

Cataract surgery can remove the clouded portion of the lens and restore clear, sharp vision.

What can you do with clear vision?

Improve Virtually Every Aspect of Your Life With Cataract Surgery

icon of an eye test Clear, Sharp Vision Restored

The most apparent benefit of cataract surgery is the restoration of your eyesight. After removing the clouded lens, your doctor will place an artificial IOL that may even reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts.

icon of two people with hiking sticks and backpacks Improved Quality of Life

Cataract surgery allows you to resume all the tasks and activities that the vision reduction had prevented you from doing.

icon of a person falling Decreased Risk of Falling

Vision loss from cataracts frequently results in patients tripping and falling over objects that they could not see. Removing the clouded portion of the lens decreases this risk.

So how is cataract surgery performed?

If You Have Cataracts, You Are Not Alone

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*Cited from Nobel Vision Group

Cataract surgery can provide dramatic vision improvement...

before and after cataract surgery What are the Steps in the Procedure?

icon of a flow diagram During cataract surgery, your doctor will use a femtosecond laser, similar to those used in LASIK, and high-frequency ultrasound to break apart the clouded portion of the lens. Once the cataract has been separated into small enough pieces, gentle suction is applied to remove them completely through small incisions. The natural lens of the eye is then replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL, to restore vision. There are several different types of IOLs that can be used to further improve the patient's eyesight.

Let's see the procedure in action...

The History of Cataract Surgery

*Many different practitioners began using this technique around this period of time.

Are there any alternatives to surgery?

Restore Your Vision

Currently, there are not any viable alternatives to surgery that can restore vision in cataract patients. Some treatments, such as lanosterol eye drops, have shown promise in animal studies, but are still years away from being approved for human use.

Restoring clear, sharp vision can change the way you see everything around you. Speak to your doctor today to find out if cataract surgery is right for you.

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