What Are Cataracts & How Do They Form?
Cataract formation is typical later in life as an unfortunate side effect of aging, affecting both men and women usually around 55 years of age. Although not everyone will get cataracts, spending a lot of time in the sun, smoking, and other lifestyle factors may increase your chances. A cataract is essentially a clouding of the eye’s lens, and may cause a varying degree of vision obstruction. When cataracts become larger, they can obstruct the lens and interfere with the way your optic system processes light, creating blurry vision, trouble with night vision or difficulty distinguishing dark blue from black. Not all cataracts will cause vision disturbances – sometimes they cause only minor clouding and do not worsen.
When the lenses of your eyes lose clarity due to a cataract, the only solution is to replace the lens through cataract surgery. Your conscientious and highly experienced doctors will perform a thorough preoperative eye examination to determine if surgery is appropriate for your individual case. We will further discuss the benefits, risks, available options, and preparation and recovery associated with the surgery to ensure that your goals and expectations are realistic. We closely work with you and top-rated surgeons to assure the best surgical outcome.