What is a cataract?
A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As we age, proteins in the eye’s lens clump together forming cloudy areas. This clouding interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina and causes vision to become cloudy, dull and faded. Early development of cataracts may not affect vision but as the cataract worsens, eventual blindness can occur.
Recognize the signs & symptoms of a cataract:
After making a small incision in your eye, your surgeon will carefully break up and remove the cloudy, cataract-affected lens.
The flexible IOL is folded up and inserted into the lens capsule, at which point it opens and its haptics, or “arms,” unfold to keep it in the proper position.
With the cataract removed, and the IOL in place, light can once again travel unimpeded to the back of your eye, for clearer, more youthful vision.