Eyes are like little cameras. When a camera’s lens becomes cloudy, it will produce a blurry or distorted picture. The same concept applies to eyes that are affected by cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that prevents light from properly passing through to the retina. Without treatment, cataracts can cause serious vision impairment – including the near-total loss of useful vision. Cataracts commonly occur in older individuals as a consequence of the natural aging process. However cataractous lens clouding can also occur in younger people, particularly in those with a history of trauma, Diabetes, steroid use, or autoimmune conditions. Fortunately, treatment for cataracts has advanced greatly over the last few decades. We strive to provide our cataract patients with the safest, quickest, most pain-free recovery of vision possible.
Symptoms of Cataracts
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Cloudy vision
- “Ghost” images
- A halo effect around light
- A fading or yellowing effect on colors
At Bliss Eye Associates, our experienced ophthalmologists offer our cataract patients the most advanced surgical technologies available in the world including Laser cataract surgery. The micro incisional sutureless approach promotes rapid visual recovery with quick return to normal activity. No-injection drop form anesthesia combined with Anesthesiologist administered sedation produces a comfortable surgical experience. We specialize in reducing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Special astigmatism-addressing toric implants help us reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses in patients with higher prescriptions. LenSx® Laser Cataract surgery allows us to perform many aspects of the procedure with greater precision, eliminating the use of scalpels and reducing the energy required to remove the cataract. Multifocal and Accommodating implants can allow our patients to see at both distance and near with minimum dependence on prescription eyewear following surgery.
The custom, individualized, combination of these techniques allows many of our patients the ability to experience better quality vision than they had in their twenties and thirties.
If you would like to learn more about cataracts and our advanced treatment options, please contact our practice to schedule your consultation.