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Best Lenses for Cataract Surgery

When you have cataracts, the natural lens of your eye becomes cloudy, causing blurred or distorted vision. During cataract surgery, your eye surgeon removes the natural clouded lens of your eye and replaces it with an artificial lens, called an interocular lens (IOL). The new IOL will be clear and free of the clouding that has been blurring your vision.

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What are the Symptoms and Causes of Cataracts?

Cataracts are a very common eye condition in which protein builds up in the lens of the eye, clouding the lens, and making it hard to see clearly. Over 24.4 million people in the U.S. have cataracts and unfortunately, age is the number one risk factor for developing cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all Americans have cataracts.

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The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that will affect more than half of us by age 80.   If cataracts are affecting your eyesight and your quality of life, you should explore the options available for cataract removal surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedure in the US, according to the American Society

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What Causes Cataracts?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, or know someone who has, you may wonder what causes cataracts and is there anything that can be done to prevent them. Cataracts usually don’t develop until after the age of 40 and the most common age for cataract surgery is around 60 years old. By age 80, more than half of all Americans

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What to Expect Before, During, and After Cataract Surgery

If you are one of the millions of people needing cataract surgery this year, you want to know what to expect before, during, and after your cataract surgery. Believe it or not, cataract surgery goes all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, when “doctors” would use a needle to slide the cloudy lens, that is a cataract, out of

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Cataract IOL Options

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you’ve probably been searching for your surgery options. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 24.4 million Americans experience vision loss as a result of cataracts. While cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, it’s safe to say no one wants to slowly start seeing the world through a

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Age Related Vision Problems

Think you may be having age-related vision problems? You may have already experienced some noticeable changes in your vision. While age-related vision problems are very common, it can be disturbing and even life changing in some cases. Are there things you can do to prevent or prolong the onset of these types of vision issues? The answer is – it

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Diabetes and Retina Issues

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes. As if that figure isn’t daunting enough, 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed every year. One of the more debilitating effects of diabetes is vision loss. In fact, it’s the leading cause of blindness among working age adults. To understand how to prevent retina issues from

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Say Goodbye to Glasses after Cataract Surgery with UV Adjustable IOLs

For some patients, cataract surgery doesn’t mean ditching your glasses after the procedure. But the FDA’s approval of the innovative UV Adjustable IOL (intraocular lens), could potentially increase the number of people who are able to go “spectacle-free” after cataract surgery. So, what is a UV Adjustable IOL? Let’s start with the basics. IOL (intraocular lens) Because the aging process

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