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Diabetic Cataract: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Diabetic cataracts, a common complication of diabetes, can have a significant impact on a person’s vision and quality of life.  These cataracts are caused by structural changes in the lenses of the eyes as a result of prolonged exposure to high blood sugar levels. For individuals with diabetes, it’s important to regularly monitor blood sugar […]

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The Halo Effect: What It Means for Your Eyes After Cataract Surgery

More than 3.7 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year. And like any other surgery, it’s not surprising to find that some patients will experience side effects after the surgery. One such side effect is a halo forming around lights when you look at them.  What Is the Halo Effect? The halo effect, also known […]

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Understanding Nuclear Sclerotic Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Nuclear sclerotic cataracts are a common type of age-related eye condition that affect millions worldwide. These cataracts can cause vision changes and impact quality of life, making it important to understand their causes, symptoms, and treatment options.  What Are Nuclear Sclerotic Cataracts? Nuclear sclerotic cataracts are an age-related eye condition that affects the central portion […]

posterior capsular opacification a complication of cataract surgery

Posterior Capsular Opacification: A Complication of Cataract Surgery

Posterior capsular opacification affects around 50 percent of patients who have had cataract surgery. If left untreated, it could lead to impaired vision and even blindness.  The good news is that while PCO can be a bothersome condition, it can be effectively treated. What Is PCO? Posterior capsular opacification (PCO), also known as a secondary […]

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What Does Vision Look Like With Cataracts?

When you have cataracts, your vision will be cloudy and blurry. Cataracts are the result of protein and fiber breakdown that causes proteins to build up and clump together, resulting in a clouded area of the eye lens. Because of this clouding on the lens, vision is fuzzy. As cataracts progress, vision will become more […]

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What Do Cataracts Look Like?

A cataract looks like cloudiness on the lens of the eye. Depending on the severity of the cataract, it can appear white. Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases in the world, affecting around 20 million people in the United States alone. They’re a clouding of the lens that sits behind your iris, […]

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The Best Glasses (& Sunglasses) for Cataracts

Although glasses and sunglasses cannot cure or treat cataracts, there are glasses that can correct blurred vision and other vision problems that are caused by the presence of cataracts.  For those who would like to put off or temporarily avoid surgery, glasses may be an avenue to see as clearly as possible until cataract surgery […]

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Posterior Subcapsular Cataract: What Is It? Causes & Treatment

Posterior subcapsular cataracts (PSC) reduce reading vision, negatively impact bright light vision, and can cause individuals to see glares or halos when around sources of light at night.  PSCs are caused by protein buildup that forms in front of the posterior lens capsule, right near the back of the lens.  Posterior subcapsular cataracts are considered […]

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How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

The average cataract surgery takes about 30 minutes. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful surgical procedures. Over 2 million Americans undergo this procedure each year, making it one of the top 10 most performed procedures in the United States. In most cases, cataract surgery can be performed in less than an […]

cataract surgery lens options choosing the right artificial lens for you

Cataract Surgery Lens Options: Choosing the Right Artificial Lens for You

Choosing an artificial lens before cataract surgery is an important consideration because your choice will ultimately impact your vision for the rest of your life. There are more than a few options to choose from when selecting an artificial lens as part of your treatment for cataracts.  When making this decision, it’s important to factor […]

Can Cataracts Cause Blindness?

Not only can cataracts lead to blindness, but cataracts are also the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. Across the world, cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness and vision problems. There is no available treatment or cure for cataracts other than cataract surgery, although corrective eyewear can […]

anesthesia during cataract surgery what you need to know

Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery: What You Need to Know

Most cataract surgeries are performed while a patient is under a local anesthetic.  Are You Awake During Cataract Surgery? In most cases, patients are given local anesthesia, which means that they are awake during the procedure and fully conscious of what is happening. Local anesthesia helps render the operation virtually painless, so patients don’t feel […]