Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. While they are most commonly age-related changes, some may occur in younger patients as a result of trauma, diabetes, and other causes. Once a cataract has developed, your eye care provider will likely recommend cataract surgery once your vision limits or hinders your activities. Cataract surgery is the only way to improve vision once a cataract has developed. During cataract surgery, the natural lens (the cataract) is removed and a new lens is implanted based on calculations completed in your ophthalmologist’s office. In general, the surgery takes about 10-15 minutes and is the most commonly performed and successful surgery in America.

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