Signs of Cataracts in Your Loved Ones

In case you haven’t yet heard, this month is Cataracts Awareness Month. While cataracts can develop at nearly any age, they’re most commonly discovered after age 60. But even if you’re not yet near that age, it’s still important to know the symptoms of cataracts so you can help identify signs of cataracts in loved ones. After all, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness around the world but can almost always be treated or removed if caught early enough.

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What is Cataracts Awareness Month?

 June is usually known as the month for hitting the pool (while wearing your best UV-protective sunglasses, of course). This is still the case, but did you know it’s also Cataracts Awareness Month? Considering that more than 22.3 million Americans suffer from cataracts, it’s good news that eye care providers and other health institutions are banding together to raise awareness of this issue and urge individuals to seek treatment.

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Why We Use Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses in Cataract Surgery

When a person undergoes cataract surgery, their eyes natural lens that has become cloudy is replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens). If you’re considering cataract surgery, you might not be familiar with the differences between intraocular lenses that a surgeon may choose. But, the lenses that eye surgeons use in cataract surgery can make a big difference in your experience post-surgery.

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What is a Cataract and How are Cataracts Removed?

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a gradual clouding of the natural lens in the eye and can develop as one ages. Over time, this natural lens, which is normally transparent and helps to focus light, becomes clouded with protein deposits. This ultimately reduces light that reaches the retina, and images become blurred or faded. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes; by age 80, about half of all Americans can develop them.

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How to Choose the Best Cataract Surgeon Near You

When you’re in need of cataract surgery, one of the most important considerations to figure out is who you will use as your cataract surgeon. After all, you’ll be trusting this person with your eyesight and overall eye health, and few things are more important than that. We recommend a thorough vetting process to find the best surgeon for you. By researching and evaluating all the following criteria, you’ll be sure to land on your ideal doctor.

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