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Early Signs of Cataracts

Published December 9, 2018

A cataract is a clouding of the lens that normally occurs due to advancing age. A young, healthy lens is clear and flexible which allows it to focus images onto the retina. But starting around the age of 40, the lens begins to yellow and harden. Cataracts start small but gradually worsen. Their effects on […]

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Cataract Surgery Options

Published November 25, 2018

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer an easy solution to clear vision for the millions that suffer from the condition. Depending on your […]

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What is a Cataract?

Published November 11, 2018

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly […]

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Cataract Surgery

Published October 21, 2018

A cataract is simply a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens maintains a delicate balance between water and protein so that we can see clearly through it. When the proteins clump together, the resulting cataract blocks some of the light entering the eye, making vision blurry or hazy. Cataracts typically occur […]

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Types of Cataracts

Published October 7, 2018

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are four types of cataracts: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical, Posterior Subcapsular and Congenital. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of […]

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What Are the Three Types of Cataracts?

Published September 23, 2018

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye due to protein buildup in the body which leads to reduced vision and loss of sight if left untreated. There are three primary types of cataracts: nuclear sclerotic, cortical and posterior subcapsular. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataracts A nuclear cataract is the most common type of […]

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What Causes Cataracts?

Published September 9, 2018

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting […]

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Cataracts in Ancient Egypt

Published August 26, 2018

Have you ever wondered how vision problems were treated hundreds or thousands of years ago?  If you thought there weren’t any treatments before modern day medicine, you may be surprised. Each year, cataract surgery permits millions of people to improve and recover their vision.  This eye surgery has been conducted since ancient times, but has […]

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Another Reason to Stop Smoking

Published August 12, 2018

Most people are aware that smoking is bad for your health. It’s linked to heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and other cancers throughout the body, including the kidneys, bladder, throat, mouth and more. Researchers have also known for some time that smoking also poses a higher risk for the development of cataracts in the eyes. […]

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Cataract Surgery Recovery

Published July 22, 2018

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective. In fact, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%. Typically, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and the cataract surgery recovery time is minor. Most patients see clearly the day after surgery, with little or no discomfort. To ensure […]

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