Friday, August 13, 2010

What is a Cataract?

We do lots and lots of cataract surgery at Skyvision Centers. In fact, Dr. White is one of the most famous cataract surgeons in Cleveland. But just what is a cataract, anyway? What does it do to your vision?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens that sits in back of our pupil, inside the eye. Although some folks get cataracts from medicines or other diseases, cataract growth is usually an aging change that occurs over time. Dr. White like to say that EVERYONE who lives long enough will get a cataract; the shame of NOT getting a cataract is that you didn't live long enough!

A cataract gradually causes your vision to become blurry. It usually happens pretty slowly, sneaking up on you. There are no medical treatments for a cataract. Once your cataract starts to cause enough trouble that glasses won't fix the only solution is surgery. Take a look at this Eyemaginations LINK for a couple of videos on cataracts and cataract surgery. We'll bring you lots of information on your cataract surgery options right here!

Don't forget to visit our website for more information on cataracts.

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