Cataracts can significantly affect your vision and your ability to participate in normal activities. Cataract surgery is recommended to help restore clear vision, and today, there is more than one surgical option available. Below, we go into detail about your cataract treatment options.
Cataracts are very common, and so is the surgery used to address them. Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lens of the eye with an artificial one. This artificial lens is referred to as an intraocular lens (IOL) and can not only restore cataract-related vision loss but also help with other vision issues, such as astigmatism. Dr. Gabriel Lazcano and Dr. Abraham Awad of Laser Eye Center of Miami discuss the different types of IOLs below. Continue reading
When you hear the word “surgery,” you probably first think of a complicated procedure that involves weeks of recovery. While that may be true of many types of surgery, that does not apply to cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is considered a surgery because it involves removing the eye’s lens, but the operation is gentle enough that the ensuing downtime is not substantial.
There has never been a better or safer time to undergo cataract surgery. In the past few decades, cataract surgeons have improved the safety and visual outcomes of the surgery by incorporating the use of state-of-the-art technology.
If you are facing the prospect of cataract surgery, you can feel confident that your treatment will be easier and faster than it was for previous generations — and you will be able to see better, too! Take a moment to learn from the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami how cataract surgery has evolved since its inception. Continue reading
While all cataracts impair vision by clouding the eyes’ lenses, not all cataracts are the same. To help patients better understand cataracts, the doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami have provided this guide to distinguish between the types of cataracts that can develop on the eyes. Read on to learn about nuclear sclerotic cataracts, cortical cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts and congenital cataracts: Continue reading
Nearly half of all adults who reach the age of 75 develop cataracts. This common eye condition clouds the natural lens, causing blurry or hazy vision. At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our award-winning eye doctors meet with patients who are worried about the formation of cataracts. Here, they explain what age cataracts should become a concern. Continue reading
While it is natural to feel apprehensive ahead of a surgical procedure, the great news about cataract surgery is that it has earned a reputation for being safe and highly successful. At the Laser Eye Center of Miami, our doctors want to make sure our patients know all of the details about cataract treatment, including just how long the procedure takes. Here is the breakdown: Continue reading
During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens will be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The lens you select will provide you with clear vision after surgery.
There is no single perfect IOL that Laser Eye Center of Miami recommends to everyone. Your eyes, lifestyle and personal preferences are unlike anyone else’s, and we understand that.
It can be confusing to sort through your IOL options. If you are unsure of how to go about selecting the right IOL for your needs, the following tips should be useful. Continue reading
Cataracts are one of the most common vision conditions to affect American adults. Chances are you or a loved one will develop cataracts at some point in life, so it is important to have accurate facts about their causes and treatments. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami sets the record straight about cataracts in this post. Continue reading
The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center of Miami are experts in the treatment of cataracts. But the reasons why cataracts develop are more of a mystery to us. Age is believed to be the biggest risk factor for cataract development, and other factors such as sun exposure, smoking and poor diet have also been implicated.
Obviously you cannot change your age, but you can make a few healthy lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent or delay the onset of cataracts. Read on for our team’s best tips. Continue reading