How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

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

How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs

How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs

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

Debunking Common Myths About Cataracts

Debunking Common Myths About Cataracts

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

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

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

Simple Ways Cataract Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life

Simple Ways Cataract Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life

Cataract surgery can improve your vision by replacing your clouded lens with an implant. Your new lens can give you clearer vision, but it can also benefit you in other ways. In this post, the team at the Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses how cataract surgery can improve your quality of life. Continue reading

How to Know If It’s Time for Cataract Surgery

How to Know If It’s Time for Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a part of the natural aging process and something you cannot avoid. As your eye’s lens ages, it becomes cloudier and more yellow. This causes objects to look blurry, hazy or duller than normal.

The only way to treat a cataract is surgically. The clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear lens implant.

However, not every cataract needs to be immediately removed just because it is present. Cataracts are a progressive condition, and in the early stages, they may not cause noticeable visual symptoms. As they gradually mature, they can start to cause symptoms that affect daily living. When the effects of cataracts take a toll on your quality of life, it is time to consider having them removed.

The choice to have cataract surgery is very personal. It is your eye doctor’s responsibility to educate you about cataracts and your condition, and your decision to undergo surgery. Continue reading

Can Cataracts Cause Blindness?

Can Cataracts Cause Blindness?

Characterized by a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, cataracts can lead to significantly reduced vision if left untreated. In certain cases, the vision loss is so great that it is considered legal blindness.

However, if you have been diagnosed with cataracts, or are experiencing symptoms consistent with cataracts, you are not destined for blindness. Cataract-induced vision loss and blindness can be prevented, and vision lost to the disease can be restored with cataract surgery.

Modern cataract surgery is a safe and routine procedure that has helped millions of people regain their sight and quality of life. Laser Eye Center of Miami is home to some of Miami’s finest cataract surgeons. We welcome the opportunity to help you overcome cataracts and reclaim clear, crisp vision. Continue reading

How to Care for a Loved One with Cataracts

How to Care for a Loved One with Cataracts

Losing vision to cataracts is very upsetting. It can turn routine tasks into obstacles and rob someone of their independence and quality of life.

If a spouse, parent or relative of yours is dealing with cataracts, there are things you can do to make their lives easier and safer. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami shares ways to care for a loved one with cataracts. Continue reading

What Are the Early Signs of Cataracts?

What Are the Early Signs of Cataracts?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and other major ophthalmology organizations have designated June as Cataract Awareness Month. As trusted Miami cataracts surgeons, our team at Laser Eye Center of Miami wants to do our part by spreading awareness about cataracts and their effects on vision. We believe that when cataracts are detected early, we have a better chance of successfully treating them and restoring clear vision.

Below, we reveal some of the early signs of cataracts. Continue reading