About Cataracts

What cataracts are and how we remove them

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 they worsen, eventual blindness can occur.

Recognize the signs & symptoms of a cataract:

  • Blurry, clouded, or faded vision
  • Your glasses prescription is changing often or no longer works
  • Difficult reading in low light, driving at night, difficulty following the golf ball
  • Poor night vision
  • Halos around lights or glare
  • Sensitivity to sunlight or bright lights

Are you concerned you may have a cataract?

cataract surgery

About Cataract Surgery

  • Step 1

    After making a small incision in your eye, your surgeon will carefully break up and remove the cloudy, cataract-affected lens.

  • Step 2

    The flexible intraocular lens (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.

  • Step 3

    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.

At Cullom & Farah, this painless procedure is conducted on-site in our laser cataract suite, and you’ll be ready to go home just 10-15 minutes after the procedure is complete.

Learn MoreAbout Laser Cataract Surgery at Cullom & Farah

“Dr. Cullom performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes in the last 3 weeks. The outcome was so much better than I anticipated! Never dreamed I would see this well again at 75. Dr. Cullom and his staff and the staff at the Surgery Center were all caring and professional on every visit. I wish I had done this years ago.”

- Larry Shanaberger

“I had 2 laser surgeries with Dr. Farah. They were completely painless. The entire procedure took less than 5 minutes. Dr. Farah explained everything and answered all my questions. He is caring and dedicated! Highly recommended Thank you!!”

- Jeannemarie Haynes-Clough

Schedule a Cataract Consultation

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States today. In the hands of skilled and caring surgeons like Dr. Cullom and Dr. Farah, who have been helping patients in Williamsburg, VA, for years, you can be confident in your decision.

Take the first step in regaining your vision and your lifestyle. Request a consultation by calling 757-378-5028.

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