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Cataracts cause the lenses of the eye to become thicker and cloudy. As the condition progresses, cataracts stops light from reaching the retina, causing blurry and cloudy vision, light glare, and other vision difficulties. While most people who develop cataracts are over 60 years old, anyone of any age can develop them.
Cataract surgery breaks up and removes cataracts from the eye, improving vision. Come see our vision specialists to get cataract relief.
Common Symptoms of Cataracts
Common Causes of Cataracts
Treating Your Cataracts Through Eye Surgery
Unfortunately, once cataracts have developed, there are no non-surgical treatments to reverse it. The only way to clear your vision again is to have eye surgery.
After using ultrasound energy to break up the build up, our surgeons remove the cataracts and replace your lenses with one of six clear intraocular lenses (IOL) that improve your vision. After the surgery, your vision will be improved!
These lenses are designed to clear your vision for either near or far-sightedness. You may still need to wear glasses to help you see far distances or read a book.
Toric IOLs are just like Monofocal lenses but with a special twist: these lenses can be used in cataract surgery to correct astigmatisms as well, providing a better solution than monofocal lenses for those with astigmatism.
A great built-in bifocal, these Multifocal IOLs let you see far and near without needing to wear glasses.
Toric Multifocal IOL
Just like the Toric lenses, the Toric Multifocal IOLs can treat astigmatism. But these lenses also let you see near and far without wearing glasses.
Extended Depth of Focus IOL
With an extended depth for sharp vision without halos or glares, the Extended Depth of Focus IOL is used to give you a continuous range for near-sightedness.
Toric Extended Depth of Focus IOL
The Toric Extended Depth of Focus IOL is nearly the same design as the Extended Depth of Focus IOL, but this lens enables your eye surgeon to treat astigmatism as well as cataracts with an extended focus for near vision.
Choosing the Right Intraocular Lens for You
After years of study and development, the FDA has approved these six IOLs to be used in treating cataracts. But while each one serves a different purpose, it doesn’t mean that one is better than the other.
Knowing the answer to which IOLs are right for you can be found after discussing your vision health with Dr. Gelman. Our dedicated and experienced vision care team is here to help you solve your vision concerns and find clear vision once again!