What is a Cataract?
A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens. The clouding in the lens disrupts transmission of light through the lens.
How do I know if I have cataracts?
There are many symptoms for cataracts. They include:
- Blurry vision
- Poor vision in dim lighting
- Poor night vision
- Poor color vision
- Difficulty driving due to glare
Some people are more prone to developing this fairly common ailment. You may have elevated risk of developing cataracts if you are:
- Over the age of 45
- Take certain medications
- Or have a family history of the condition
What treatments exist for cataracts?
The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. Through a surgical procedure, the existing, clouded lens is replaced by an artificial lens. This procedure restores vision and can permit patients to resume a normal, active lifestyle.
Dr. Rios performs the latest in cataract surgery procedures that are:
- Small incision
- No stitch
- No needle
- With quick vision recovery
Are all post-cataract intraocular lens implants the same?
No. Premium multi-focal and accommodative intraocular lenses are now available. These premium lenses allow patients to enjoy near, intermediate, and distant vision with a reduced or eliminated dependence on glasses.
We also offer the standard mono-focal lenses which require a final fit with glasses.