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Test Your Cataract Knowledge in Cataract Awareness Month

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At Center For Sight, we focus a great deal of our practice on the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. And since June has been designated Cataract Awareness Month, it’s a great time to take a closer look at this common vision condition that most people will deal with at some point in their lives.

Five Fast Facts About Cataracts

  1. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that upwards of 30 million Americans have cataracts. That’s more than twice the total number of people with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration combined!
  2. Although primarily age-related, cataracts can occur at any time. While it’s true that cataracts most commonly affect older people, people of all ages can develop cataracts. In rare cases, some babies are born with cataracts, a condition called congenital cataracts. The likelihood of developing cataracts doubles in your 50s and doubles again in your 60s. By the age of 80, more than 50% of Americans have cataracts.
  3. Surgery is the only treatment for cataracts. It’s important to know cataracts cannot be treated with medication or lifestyle changes. They must be surgically removed for vision to be restored.
  4. Cataracts are not painful (and it doesn’t hurt to have them removed). One reason people sometimes don’t realize they have cataracts until they begin to affect their vision is that cataracts develop slowly over a long period and do not cause pain. Modern cataract surgery is a safe and comfortable outpatient procedure. Gone are the days of hospital stays, stitches and eye patches.
  5. Cataract surgery is among the most common and successful medical procedures available. While all surgeries come with risks, the success rate for cataract surgery is impressively high. Most patients describe the procedure as comfortable, with minimal to no discomfort. In fact, more than 3 million people undergo cataract surgery every year, making the procedure one of the most common and successful medical procedures available in the U.S. today.

Trust Your Eyes to an Experienced Cataract Surgeon

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed today, but it’s still vitally important to choose a surgeon with plenty of training and experience, a commitment to the latest technology and lots of great outcomes. As a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than a decade of experience, Dr. Eva Liang has helped countless people regain their vision and enhance their golden years using modern cataract surgery techniques.

Advanced Technology Cataract Lenses Offer Opportunity for Visual Freedom

Although basic cataract surgery is highly successful at removing the cataract and replacing the eye’s natural lens with a clear lens, many people will still need glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery. Compared to basic intraocular lenses (IOLs), advanced technology lens options eliminate or greatly reduce the need or dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. That’s great news!
Today’s advanced technology lenses are designed to help you live your life…the way you want to live it. And while none of today’s lens options can definitively promise 20/20 vision at all distances, most patients who choose an advanced technology lens are glasses-free for most of their daily activities and are thrilled with their vision after cataract surgery.
If you’re someone who has worn glasses or contacts your whole life, post-cataract surgery vision with an advanced lens from Center For Sight may be considerably better than any vision you’ve ever experienced.

Ready to learn more about cataract surgery at Center For Sight? Schedule your cataract evaluation today.

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