A cataract is simply a “clouding” of the natural lens inside the eye. Cataracts commonly develop as a result of aging, but they can also be caused by disease, trauma, and certain medications. Some people compare cataracts to looking through a dirty window, fog, or film covering their sight. Many don’t even know they have cataracts if the cloudiness has not greatly altered their eyesight. Others with cataracts, however, have lost their ability to perform routine activities. Glare may also be a problem, and many people with cataracts complain of halos around lights.
Cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. The surgeons at Eye Centers of Southeast Texas are excited to be able to offer you improved vision through the use of the latest technology. The cloudy lens is surgically replaced with an artificial lens called an IOL. Most people can return to normal activities within a day or two of the procedure.
If you have cataracts and are considering cataract removal you now have a choice as to which type implant is used to correct your vision. After cataract removal with a standard lens implant you should be able to see well with bifocals or readers. Recent changes to Medicare/Insurance regulations now allows patients the option of choosing an advanced technology lens implant that provides a full range of vision unlike the older design of single-vision implants. Crystalens, ReStor, and Tecnis Implants are Advanced Implants that work like bifocals to greatly reduce your dependence on glasses. The physician’s at Eye Centers of Southeast Texas offer all type of lenses for our cataract patients and are happy to educate you on your best choice.