A Cataract is a clouding of the eyes natural lens. The eye’s lens focuses light in order to produce clear images for the brain can interpret the images. The lens is held within a sealed bag or capsule inside of the eye just behind the iris. As cells become old and die, they become trapped within the capsule or lens covering. As time passes and more and more cells die and become trapped the dead cells accumulate causing the lens to cloud. This clouding known as Cataracts causes images to look blurred or fuzzy. For most people, Cataracts are a natural result of aging; however certain other eye conditions can speed up the accumulation of dead cells upon the eye lens.
If you are suffering from the blurred or limited vision caused by Cataracts there have been many advancements to the Cataract Surgery that can provide much hope. After the Cataract is removed, an intraocular lens is required to replace the focusing power of the natural lens. The intraocular lens implant provides clearest vision at a single focal distance, whether the distance is far or near. As a result, patients that have undergone Cataract Surgery will require the use of glasses to see near or far distances clearly depending on the focal distance of the intraocular lens. The need for glasses can be reduced with Monovision. With Monovision, one intraocular lens is focused for near vision and the other for distances. Over time, the brain becomes accustom to interpreting the clearest vision depending on distance. Monovision can therefore eliminate the need for glasses. Cataract Surgeries are now being performed using only very small incisions that do not require stitches. Consult with your doctor on the various surgical solutions to the eye condition known as Cataracts.