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Cataracts: Do You Know?

As an ophthalmologist who has treated many people for cataracts, Dr. Croley frequently answers questions asked by patients who are unaware of the nuances of this condition. Here, we turn the tables. What do you know about cataracts? Do You Know That cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world? Cataracts form…

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Should You Have Cataracts Treated?

When driving at night, do the headlights and street lights ahead of you cause you to squint to see well? Do your prescription eyeglasses seem to be falling asleep on the job? Does working on the computer or watching television make you rub your eyes to rub cloudiness away? Many people experienced frustrating symptoms like…

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What are Secondary Cataracts?

People who have cataracts suffer from the progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This condition may occur in one or both eyes. It is not sight-threatening because, when vision becomes too cloudy to perform normal tasks, the natural lens with cataracts can be removed and replaced with what is called an intraocular lens. Intraocular…

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You Have a Cataract. Now What?

A cataract is the hardening, yellowing, and clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Normally, the lens is transparent, providing clear, crisp vision. According to the National Eye Institute, nearly half of all Americans will have had a cataract by the time they reach age 80. Generally, cataract surgery is not necessary unless the…

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What Happens If I Don’t Have Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts cause the most vision loss of any eye disease. This condition does so by affecting the natural lens of the eye. The lens is the front part of the eye through which light passes before any other structure. Cataracts are tiny particles of protein that have clumped together. The more particles that accumulate, the…

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Multifocal IOL Options Offer Benefits to Cataract Patients

Cataract surgery is a procedure that a patient may choose to undergo when clouded vision inhibits quality of life. Just when that happens is up to each individual. There is no requirement related to when you undergo cataract surgery. This is great news because your quality of life matters. One way that cataract surgery improves…

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When Should I have Cataracts Removed?

Historically, cataracts have been a widespread cause of vision loss. This problem, in which the protein that naturally exists on the lens of the eye clumps together, can be treated. The procedure is referred to as cataract removal surgery, but this may not paint an accurate picture. Cataract removal is technically lens removal. Because cataracts…

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Is it Possible to Slow Cataract Growth?

According to statistics, more than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with cataracts each year. The clouding of the eye’s natural lens is subtle at first and worsens over time. Sometimes, cataract growth occurs over several years before surgery is performed to restore crystal-clear vision. The timing of surgery depends solely on the patient. If you…

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Here’s Why Cataract Surgery is a Worthwhile Consideration

Cataracts, or clouded lenses, can create a great deal of frustration as eyesight progressively declines. An interesting aspect of cataracts is that, while the accumulation of proteins on the eye’s lens degrades vision, it does not cause blindness. As such, patients with cataracts are largely in control of the timing of cataract removal surgery. It…

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Cataract Removal Surgery: When is the Right Time?

Cataracts. The clouding of the lens on one eye – or both. This condition is quite common, and one that we tend to associate with “old age.” For the most part, statistics seem to indicate that thickening of the lens of the eye does, in fact, occur gradually. Individuals over the age of 70 are…

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