A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope (lens capsule), varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. Early in the development of age-related cataract, the power of the lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and opacification of the lens may reduce the perception of blue colors. Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss, and are potentially blinding if untreated. The condition usually affects both eyes, but almost always one eye is affected earlier than the other.
To treat this condition, we perform small incision cataract surgery using the most precise instrumentation including the Infiniti surgical unit. The surgery involves ultrasonic removal of the cloudy lens from the eye, and replacement with a clear, synthetic lens implant. The surgery typically takes 30 minutes or less and is performed in the Outpatient Surgical Center at Sharon Hospital.
We regularly perform both routine and complex cataract surgeries using state of the art devices and techniques to make the surgery safer. We offer a range of advanced technology lens implants customized to the needs of each patient. All of our lens implants have built-in wave front correcting technology, which can give clearer vision and better contrast. All of our implants are UV blocking and are engineered to block short wavelength light, which may help reduce the incidence of macular degeneration. Some of our newest advanced technology lens selections even correct astigmatism and provide a level of bifocal capability.