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Cataracts

No Need for Expensive Hospital Visits

A cataract develops when the natural clear lens located behind your iris becomes cloudy.

Thanks to modern cataract surgery:

  • There’s no need for expensive hospital visits.
  • The surgery is performed at Yaldo Eye Center’s outpatient facility
  • It takes minutes. After follow up instructions and rest, the patient is home in a few hours.

During your pre-operative evaluation at Yaldo Eye Center:

  • A surgeon will discuss all the Intraocular Lens (IOL) options available
  • He’llthen help determine which will work best for each patient
  • The ReZoom®, ReStor®, Crystalens® and Technis® multifocal IOLs restore close, distance and intermediate visionreducing or eliminating the need for glasses

Each year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have cataract surgery.

Common symptoms of a cataract include:

  • A dimming, blurring or clouding of vision
  • A glare or halo may surround objects in bright light
  • Colors may seem washed out
  • Double vision can also can also occur.
  • Night driving, doing detail work, reading and watching television are compromised.

In addition to aging, other factors may lead to the development of cataracts. Eye injuries, previous eye surgery, excessive exposure to sunlight, medications such assteroids, a high-salt diet and medical problems such as diabetes are all risk factors in developing cataracts.

Once the cataract reaches a certain stage, a new eyeglass or contact lens prescription will no longer improve your sight. The cataract must be removed.

Modern cataract eye surgery at Yaldo Eye Center:

  • Is safe and convenient, painless, comfortable and recovery is relatively quick
  • An anesthetic numbs the eye and an IV delivers medications to maintain relaxation
  • An ultrasonic tip is placed through a cornea incision so small it seals on its own.
  • The tip fragments the cataract into tiny pieces which are easily removed
  • An intraocular lens implant takes the place of the natural lens

Another recent advancement in cataract surgery is where a laser (called a Femtosecond Laser) is used to fragment the cataract into small pieces.

In most cases, one eye is done, and then, based upon your medical history and other factors, the second eye is done one week later. Your eye surgeon at Yaldo Eye Center will recommend the right course of treatment for you.

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