A Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye which can impair your vision. Cataracts typically form naturally as you age and are commonly found in individuals that are aged 55 years and older. A cataract can develop in one eye or both and could lead to blindness if left untreated.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Some common symptoms of a cataract may include:
A painless blurring of vision
Glare or light sensitivity
Fading or yellowing of colors
Needing brighter light to read
Poor night vision
Double vision in one eye
Although most cataracts are related to aging, this can be misleading. Cataracts can also develop after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma or retinal issues. This can also be an issue for people who have diabetes and/or other health issues. Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood. Cataracts can develop after exposure to some types of radiation and can be caused by trauma to the eye.
Our doctors at Eye Associates of Tallahassee are available to treat your cataract based on your individual needs. A cataract may need to be removed if vision loss interferes with everyday activities, such as driving, reading, or watching TV. You may need to remove a cataract if it prevents an examination or treatment of another eye problem, such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. By having your vision tested regularly, you and your eye care specialist can discuss if and when you might need treatment.
The good news, however, is that treatment for cataracts is successful with more than 98 percent of the 3 million-plus cataract surgeries performed each year in the United States are considered successful. While there are several advanced technology IOLs on the market today, the premium lenses we use in our practice include Monofocal, IQ Toric and ReSTOR, using the intraoperative ORA technology to help achieve spectacle independence.
AcrySof IQ Vivity IOL
Alcon PanOptix Trifocal IOL
Introducing the Latest Advancement in Cataract Technology, ORA
We are the only practice in the Tallahassee area using this technology!
The ORA System® with VerifEye®+ Technology is an incredible technological advancement that allows for a very accurate customized intraocular lens calculation at the time of surgery using real-time data and laser guidance. This state-of-the-art technology makes it much more likely that patients will not have to wear glasses after surgery. The ORA calculates for the lens implant after the cataract is removed. What type of vision do you prefer? Excellent Distance? ORA helps correct residual astigmatism and select IOL power to give patients the best possible distance vision. Need an improved full range of vision? The ORA helps eliminate or reduce astigmatism while assisting in IOL power selection with a multifocal lens implant.
The Centurion Vision System, Advanced Cataract Surgery Technology
Eye Associates of Tallahassee has taken cataract surgery a step further with the introduction of the Centurion Vision System. The Centurion is one of the newest and most technologically advance cataract removal systems. This new equipment will benefit our patients with faster recovery time and more rapid visual correction. We are both excited and proud to be the only practice in the greater Tallahassee area to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients. The Centurion technology allows your surgeon at Eye Associates of Tallahassee to remove the cataract in a safer, more stable fashion. This potentially decreases the risks and improves the outcome of your cataract surgery.
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