What Is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural lens that prevents light from passing freely through to the retina. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process, and more than half of all people aged 65 and older have some degree of cataract development. Eye injury, some medications, certain systemic diseases, smoking, and prolonged UV exposure may contribute to the formation of cataracts.
- Cataracts can cause:
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Nighttime glare
- A constant change in your eyeglass prescription
- Increased nearsightedness
If you experience any of these symptoms, especially if they begin interfering with your daily life, visit an ophthalmologist to get your eyes examined. Our eye doctors can determine whether your symptoms are indeed caused by a cataract and decide on the best procedure to get rid of them. Request an appointment with them today.
Causes of Cataracts
Although the most common cause of cataracts is aging, there are several other problems that can result in cataracts. These are some of the factors that can increase the risk and accelerate the development of cataracts:
- Eye injuries
- Radiation treatment
- Phenothiazine drugs
NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System
Our surgeons use the leading-edge technology of the NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System to enhance visibility for ophthalmologists. With NGENUITY, our surgeons see better so they can perform better.
Developed by Alcon, the global leader in eye care, the NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System consists of a 3D, high-definition digital video camera, and workstation to provide magnified images of objects during micro-surgery. It acts as an adjunct to the surgical microscope during surgery displaying real-time images, or images from recordings. The system is designed to enhance visualization of both the front and back of the eye for improved surgical experience during cataracts and vitreoretinal surgery.