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Signs You Might Have Cataracts

Our eyes are our windows to the world, and clear vision is vital to our quality of life. However, as we age, various eye conditions can impair our vision, one of them being cataracts. Cataracts are a common age-related eye disorder, affecting millions of people worldwide. Understanding the symptoms and signs of cataracts is crucial for early detection and timely

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The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide. As we age, the lenses of our eyes may become cloudy, leading to blurred vision and limiting our daily activities. While cataracts are common, they are also treatable. Here are the top five things you should know about cataracts to better understand this condition and how to manage

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What is the Difference Between Traditional and Laser Cataract Surgery?

What is the Difference Between Traditional and Laser Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a common condition that affects many people, especially as they age. Over time, the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurred vision and difficulty seeing clearly. Cataract surgery is a procedure that removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens, improving vision. Two primary methods used for cataract surgery are traditional and

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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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Grandparents playing with their grandchildren and understanding what to expect before, during, and after cataract surgery

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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Male optometrist discussing Cataract IOL Options for surgery with female senior

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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