About Cataract


What is a cataract?

A cataract is the cloudiness of the natural lens of the eye, responsible for focusing light and producing sharp images. With age the natural lens called crystalline lens becomes cloudy and hardens, resulting in a loss of visual function. The lens of the eye is clear at birth, but as we age it gradually loses its transparency. A cataract is painless and usually develops gradually over several months or years. Normally, the onset of a cataract in one or both eyes may cause decreased night vision, glare, impaired depth perception, difficulty reading and reduced color discrimination

What are the treatments options for cataract?

Cataract may be treated with prescribed glasses or surgery depending on the symptoms, complaints and age of the patient. In the early stages glasses are usually recommended. In cases in which glasses do not provide the visual acuity necessary to perform your daily activities with comfort, surgery may be indicated.

1. What lens implant option will be the best for me? Do I need a monofocal, toric or multifocal lens implant? What are the main differences between premium lens implants and traditional monofocal implants?

What is laser cataract surgery all about and am I a candidate for this procedure?