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Cataracts are a very common eye problem among people over the age of 65 – nearly everyone in this age bracket develops some degree of cataract formation in one or both eyes. It’s simply part of the normal aging process. Before the advent of modern eye surgery techniques, which provide safe and effective treatment, most people with cataracts lost part of all of their vision. Today, constant advances in technology have enabled millions of people to have their cataracts treated with a painless, quick procedure.
What are Cataracts, Anyway?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens or the membrane surrounding the lens. The cloudiness has a negative effect on vision because light can no longer enter the eye properly, distorting vision. There are several possible reasons that an individual may develop a cataract, but no one knows the exact cause.
What is Cataract Surgery Like?
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the clouded lens and replacement with an Intraocular Lens (IOL) that allows you to see clearly once again. The actual surgical procedure typically only takes about ten minutes and patients can often go back to their usual activities within 24 hours of surgery.
What are Intraocular Lenses?
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are lens implants that replace the natural lenses removed during cataract surgery. There are a variety of IOLs available. Our doctor will help you determine exactly which IOL is best-suited for your needs.
Cataract Surgery Technology
The LenSx® Femtosecond Laser, Verion™ Image Guided System, and Ora System™ are all advanced cataract surgery technologies that can work in sequence to allow for bladeless, custom laser cataract surgery. These systems are incredibly precise and customize treatment based on the unique characteristics of the patient’s eye.
For state-of-the-art cataract surgery, contact Aloha Laser Vision.