Cataracts

Did You Know?

After reaching a certain age, EVERYONE will eventually develop a cataract at some point in their life.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a natural aging process that refers to the cloudiness, hardening, and yellowing of the central region of the lens.

Cataract Compared to Healthy Eye

How Do I Know if I Have A Cataract?

Your vision becomes blurry. This includes glare issues, a change of color, double vision, and a decreased ability to read.1

Vision Quality With Cataract

With Cataracts

Vision Quality After Cataract Surgery With Multifocal Lens

After Cataract Surgery With Multifocal Lens

What are My Options?

Depending on the severity of the cataract, surgery may not be required to treat it. For those that are severe enough, at Clearview we perform cataract surgery with the advanced Catalys laser system.

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Causes of Cataracts2

  • Age (most common cause)
  • History of cataracts in family
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking and excessive alcohol use
  • Previous eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatments in upper body
  • Too much exposure to the sun
  • Use of certain corticosteroid medications

Cataract Symptoms3

  • Difficulty seeing street signs, cars, the road, and pedestrians while driving
  • Trouble seeing things in bright light
  • Glares/halos at night, especially while driving
  • Double vision
  • Objects appearing blurry and colors faded
  • Issues reading with low light
  • Constant eyeglasses and contact lens prescription changes
Healthy Eye Side By Side Comparison To Eye With Cataract

How to Prevent Cataracts4

While there is no proven way to fully prevent cataracts, doctors have come up with strategies to protect your eyes and slow the progression of cataracts.

  • Have regular eye examinations
  • Quit Smoking
  • Take care of health problems that may increase cataract risk
  • Cut down on alcohol use
  • Wear sunglasses when outside
  • Healthy diet with fruits and vegetables

Cataract Treatment Options

Non-Surgical:

  • Prescription glasses or bifocals can only temporarily improve vision

Surgical - Laser Cataract Extraction with IOL:

  • Performed with the latest FDA-approved laser technology, NO blades
  • Cloudy lens is softened with energy and then removed
  • Intraocular lens (IOL) implant is placed to improve distance, reading, and computer vision
  • Able to treat astigmatism
  • May reduce need for glasses or contacts

Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery with FDA-Approved Catalys®5

The Catalys® Precision Laser System offers next generation technology that brings both laser precision and computer-guided consistency to cataract surgery.

  • Easy preparation and procedure
  • Customized Treatment: 3D blueprint of the eye allows for unprecedented accuracy
  • Tracks your eye through the procedure to help ensure precision
  • Uses just enough power to break cataracts apart for smooth removal
  • Minimizes typical post-surgery redness and inflammation
  • Safe alternative to manual cataract surgery
  • Reduces astigmatism
Catalys Precision Laser System - Logo Catalys Precision Laser System - Machine Photo

There are a number of different laser options for cataract surgery, so why did Clearview choose Catalys?

Because it took 7 years to develop the 3D Imaging, which gives Dr. Sandy T. Feldman a real-time look during surgery, allowing more precision.

IOL Implants For Cataract Surgery

  • Improves distance and/or reading
  • Specialty lenses treat astigmatism, intermediate, and/or reading vision
  • May reduce need for glasses or contacts
  • Types of IOL lenses are6:
    • Monofocal - Focuses at one fixed distance. ie Eyhance, Tecnis Toric II
    • Multifocal - Helps patients see at multiple distances. ie Synergy, Toric multifocal (low and high), Tecnis Multifocal, ReSTOR Multifocal
    • Trifocal - Helps patients see near, intermediate, and distance. ie Panoptix
    • Extended Depth of Focus - Elongates the focus and provides more range than a monofocal. ie Symfony, Vivity
    • Aspheric - Corrects for spherical aberration and improves contrast sensitivity. ie Tecnis
    • Toric - Helps reduce astigmatism. ie Acrysof IQ Toric

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References

1National Eye Institute. "Cataracts."

2Boyd, Kierstan. "What Are Cataracts?" American Academy of Opthamology.

3Seltman O.D., Whitney. "What Are Cataracts?" WebMD.

4Mayo Clinic. "Cataracts (Symptoms & Causes)."

5Johnson & Johnson Vision. "Catalys Precision Laser System."

6Smith, Matt. "What Is an Intraocular Lens Implant?" WebMD.

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