For those who have cataracts, surgery is the only way to remove a cataract from the eye. Medical Eye Care Associates offers consultations and options for your cataract procedure to help customize your surgical outcomes.
Cataracts form when the normally clear lens of the eye begins to cloud, blurring vision and making it difficult to see. Cataracts are a normal side-effect of aging, and like any aging process occurs at different times for everyone. Although cataracts make it progressively more difficult to see and perform daily tasks, they are not painful and do not cause eye irritation.
In some instances, cataracts may form at younger ages, particularly in the event of injury, in individuals who have diabetes, with the use of some medications, and as a birth defect.
Commonly experienced symptoms of cataracts include:
If you are experiencing these common cataract symptoms, it is important to schedule an eye exam with your eye doctor to discuss options and next steps for your vision care.
Cataract surgery has become one of the most common procedures performed in the United States for individuals over the age of 65 and is proven to be safe and effective for the removal of cataracts from the eye. Our experienced cataract surgeons take care to discuss your surgical options with you and ensure that you feel comfortable through the entire procedure.
At Medical Eye Care Associates, we offer bladeless cataract surgery using the LenSx laser, which allows for a fully customizable surgery experience based on the measurements of each individual’s eye.
An individual is typically a good candidate for cataract surgery if they have cataracts that have begun to develop to the point of detracting from a person’s ability to enjoy daily tasks. The decision to treat a cataract is reached by the eye care practitioner and the patient together.
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are the medical lenses used to replace the natural lens of the eye when it has been removed during cataract or a refractive lens exchange surgery. IOL technology has improved significantly over the years and can help patients to significantly reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses after cataract surgery.
While all types of IOLs improve vision after cataract surgery, many patients find that they are interested in Premium IOL options. Multifocal IOLs allow for vision correction for both near vision and distance vision, giving patients a full range of sight. We also offer options for astigmatism-correcting IOLs. At Medical Eye Care Associates, we are pleased to offer a variety of options for your vision correction procedure.
For information on what you can expect prior to, and after, cataract surgery, check out our Cataract Surgery Pre and Post Surgical Instructions. This quick guide will provide medication instructions, tips, and helpful information you can use for the day of your cataract surgery.
If you are seeking cataract surgery in the Greater Boston area, contact Medical Eye Care Associates to speak with a member of our expert staff. We look forward to helping you or your loved ones restore their vision to good health.