With a high success rate and low risk of complications, cataract surgery is safe and effective. Cataract surgery is also a quick and comfortable process. Recovering from cataract surgery is typically easy and painless. Nevertheless, it’s important to go into any procedure armed with as much information as possible. Below, the team at Island Eye… Continue Reading →
Category: Cataract Surgery
How Laser Technology Improves Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a condition in which the eye’s natural lens becomes increasingly cloudy, resulting in vision loss. Although cataracts can happen at earlier ages, they are common in people over age 60. Fortunately, cataracts are treatable through surgery. Cataract surgery becomes necessary when cataracts have advanced enough that vision is significantly impaired. One of the… Continue Reading →
Does Cataract Surgery Hurt?
Before a laser cataract treatment procedure, our patients often ask us: “Is cataract surgery painful?” The eyes are an extremely sensitive area of the body, and it is natural to feel nervous or apprehensive about a laser or other surgical instruments coming into contact with the eyes. Some people even postpone the treatment they need… Continue Reading →
Caring for Someone with Cataracts
One of the most challenging parts of losing vision to cataracts is losing independence. What was once an everyday, routine task can become challenging (at best) or nearly impossible (at worst) with blurred vision, distorted vision or halos caused by cataracts. Witnessing a loved one dealing with cataracts can also be challenging; it can be… Continue Reading →
Is There Any Way to Slow the Progression of a Mild Cataract?
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. In many cases, a cataract starts out small and gradually gets bigger. The rate at which a cataract progresses is different for everyone. But as the cataract grows larger, it can cause blurry, distorted vision that interferes with a person’s daily routine. Since cataracts are a… Continue Reading →
Can Cataract Surgery Extend Your Life?
There’s good news for people struggling with the visual deterioration caused by cataracts. Recent research suggests that cataract surgery not only improves poor vision, it may also prolong a person’s life. Below, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter breaks down the research in more detail.
Common Questions about Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the U.S. today — and one of the safest. The cataract surgeons at Island Eye Surgicenter regularly meet with potential cataract patients. Here, we share our answers to the most frequently asked questions about cataract surgery.
Choosing a Cataract Surgeon
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the U.S., and most patients achieve great outcomes. Nonetheless, it is imperative that you choose a cataract surgeon with the right qualifications. In this blog post, the vision team at Island Eye Surgicenter discusses what you need to know when selecting a cataract surgeon.
Is a Non-Surgical Treatment for Cataracts on the Horizon?
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have made a discovery that could help the millions of Americans that lose vision to cataracts. Previously treated only through surgery, cataracts were found to respond to steroid eye drops in a UCSF study of mice. Here, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter explains more.
Can Eating Foods Rich in Vitamin C Prevent Cataracts?
Scientific evidence has long suggested that vitamin C lowers the risk of cataracts. A recent study out of London supports this theory. Read on as the team at Island Eye Surgicenter breaks down the study and what it could mean for your eye health.