Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, but can be treated with excellent results. Over 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts. The National Eye Institute reports that over 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts.
Cataracts are opacities of the lens within the eye. While the lens is changing, it may first require a change in the prescription lenses in your glasses. Once the lens becomes cloudy, it must be removed in order to achieve clarity. When the cloudiness affects the activities of daily life, surgery is recommended.
Our doctors can detect cataracts and decide if surgery is the best option. At that point, we will refer you to a reputable surgeon and conduct follow-up visits in our office for your convenience.