Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss in adults 55 and over. A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. Normally, light passes through the clear lens and is focused on to the retina. However, as a result of the natural aging process, the lens gradually becomes cloudy, which is called a cataract. The cataract blocks the passage of light through the eye and causes blurred vision. Most people notice increasing difficulty with night vision and an overall decline in vision as cataracts progress.
Cataract surgery today involves a no-stitch, small incision procedure with quick visual recovery. The cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a plastic lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Recent advances in IOL’s have been so significant that new generation implants can correct astigmatism, distance vision or give a full range of clear vision, near to far and everywhere in between.
Cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. Cataract surgery can be performed when vision difficulties interfere with daily activities. If you are experiencing the symptoms of cataracts, call the KONOWAL VISION CENTER at (239)948-7555 for a free evaluation.