Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye. They normally develop over the course of a person’s life and nearly everyone over 60 years of age has some degree of cataract formation. When cataracts impair vision, it is time to trade in the clouded lens for a crystal clear replacement.
Modern cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens and implanting a clear replacement lens. The standard replacement lens delivers vision in best focus at a single distance (far distance is most common). Most patients who receive a standard lens require glasses for reading and other near activities. When astigmatism is present, patients require glasses for clarity at both far and near distances.
For some cataract patients, freedom from glasses and contact lenses is important. Associated Eye Care offers the latest advanced technology lens implants. Multifocal and Extended Depth of Focus lenses reduce reliance on reading glasses while maintaining excellent distance vision. Toric lenses improve clarity and reduce the need for glasses by correcting astigmatism.
This sophisticated system increases the accuracy of your results by providing your surgeon with real-time information about the optical performance of your eye during surgery.
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What is a Cataract? When I explain cataract to my patients, I tell them that cataract is not a disease that only a few people get, like glaucoma or macular degeneration. Rather, it is an aging change that gets everyone…
A cataract is cloudiness of the lens of the eye, which limits light passage into the eye and inhibits the ability of the lens to focus images on the retina. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Fortunately, this…