We understand that living with cataracts can be not only frustrating and inconvenient, but also debilitating, and prevent you from the lifestyle you deserve. We are also aware that understanding eye surgery can be an intimidating and an overwhelming process, but we assure you that our surgeons and staff are here to not only improve your vision, but also to support you throughout your surgical process. We are excited to be a part of this life changing event for you. With so many wonderful advances in technology, we truly are able to provide our patients with a safe, precise and customized surgery that improves not only their vision, but their lifestyle as well. We look forward to working with you in creating the best visual outcome for your future.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Cataracts tend to develop gradually, and are most common in older patients. Early cataracts can be present for years, causing only minor problems with vision. Sometimes, however, cataracts advance rapidly. It is difficult to predict how quickly cataracts will cause a noticeable problem that requires surgery. The decision to have cataract surgery is based on how much trouble they are causing in day-to-day vision activities such as reading and driving at night. Most people that live long enough will develop cataracts.
The most obvious symptom is a loss of clear or distinct vision, and occasionally poor vision in bright light such as car headlights or sunshine. Others include double vision, a reduction in the ability to distinguish colours, and an increase in the number of times reading glasses are being changed. Eyes with well developed cataracts in them have a characteristic ‘milky’ film over them, and one eye is usually affected before another.
We understand that every cataract patient is different and has different needs and desires in life. Some patients may have astigmatism, others may want to read their favorite book without the hassle of reading glasses, or they may want to play with their grandkids without worrying about their glasses or contacts. Our Cataract Surgeons are aware of their patients’ lives and strive to provide the lifestyle their patients desire, which is why we offer the most advanced intraocular lenses (IOLs) that are available and the Catalys Laser. For more information of our IOLs click here. To understand the difference between traditional and laser assisted cataract surgery click here.