Cataract Center

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens.  Looking through a cataract-clouded lens is often like looking through a foggy window or piece of wax paper.  Cataract development is usually a very gradual process of normal aging, but can occasionally occur rapidly.  Many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision are so gradual.  Cataracts are very common, affecting roughly 60% of people over the age of 60, and over 1.5 million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States each year.

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Cataract

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who is trained in traditional medical school and then in a residency focused on diseases of the eye and all types of surgical procedures for the eyes and eyelids. Ophthalmologists have the ability to provide total eye care. Optometrists are trained through specialized schools in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of vision and refractive problems of the eye, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and are also trained to fit glasses and contact lenses and to prescribe aids for low vision, such as glasses and contact lenses.


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