Cataract in Rochester
Also serving Brighton, Gates and Irondequoit NY
A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens in the front of the eye. There is no pain associated with the condition but there are other symptoms, including:
- Blurred/hazy vision
- Spots in front of the eye(s)
- Sensitivity to glare
- A feeling of film over the eye(s)
- A temporary improvement in near vision
Risk factors for developing cataracts include:
- Being over 55 years old
- Eye injury or disease
- A family history of cataracts
- Use of certain medications.
For people who are significantly affected by cataracts, lens replacement surgery may be recommended. Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the country. During cataract surgery, the lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens or IOL.
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