Treatment for Cloudy Vision
Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and can first appear when a person is in his or her 40’s or 50’s but do not affect vision until later in life. More than fifty percent of people 60 years of age or older are diagnosed with cataracts during a comprehensive exam.
A cataract is a progressive obscuring of the natural lens of the eye. As the cataract matures, it interferes with light coming into the eye, which then affects your ability to see clearly. People with cataracts often describe their vision as “cloudy”, similar to looking through wax paper with a gradual blurring or dimming of vision. Reading can become more difficult and night time driving may become dangerous due to increased glare and halos around lights.
Currently, the only way to achieve clear vision again is to surgically remove the cloudy lens from the eye and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery
The time to remove your cataract is when your vision interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving, reading or watching TV. Our surgeons will discuss your condition and treatment options helping you to make reach your best visual acuity.
Years ago cataract surgery was considered risky and postponed for as long as possible. With the advances in today’s technology, cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure and patients are back home within a few short hours. Except for placing an IV, there are no needles, shots, or stitches with cataract surgery. Most patients report NO discomfort during or after surgery.
Our experienced surgeons offer Micro-Incisional Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery utilizing all of the latest IOL technologies, including treatment for Astigmatism and multi-focal implants to aid reading vision. Each patient undergoes an in depth evaluation and counseling reviewing the best surgical options for their specific needs. Not everyone is a candidate for Advanced Technology IOLs, which have additional costs not covered by insurance. Our surgeons will inform you of your choices during your exam. When scheduling surgery, our surgical counselor will review your insurance and surgical options and any associated fees.
We highly recommend having this permanent, once-in-a-lifetime surgery be performed by a surgeon who values long term patient care as we do here at Summit Eye.