If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts. Cataracts are part of the normal aging process. A cataract forms when the natural crystalline lens becomes cloudy. The exact cause is unknown but can be caused by UV exposure, disease, aging, and injury.
At Eversee Boutique Eyecare, it is our belief to avoid unnecessary surgeries. Are cataracts common in an aging world? Yes. If you have a diagnosis of a cataract, does it need to be removed if you are content with your eyesight? No. Eversee Boutique Eyecare will help patients function in life with early stage cataracts to help minimize or prolong the need for surgery.
Cataract treatment is recommended when eyesight is compromised and unable to be improved with prescription lenses. However, a good indicator for surgical removal is when poor eyesight interferes with daily activities (driving, watching tv, etc).
Cataracts are removed using surgical techniques. The incision is so small that in most cases stitches aren't even needed. Once the cataract has been removed, it is replaced with a new, clear, artificial lens.
Recently there have been advancements in the intraocular lens technology. Your doctor at Eversee Boutique Eyecare will help recommend which type of lens will suit you best after cataract surgery. Premium "Toric" and "Multifocal" lens technology is now available and may be a good option for you.
After cataract surgery, most patients return to normal activities the day after surgery.