- Q What vision problems can be corrected at the same time as my cataract?
Dr. Michael Reynard, OphthalmologyThe primary purpose of cataract surgery is to restore clarity of vision by removing a cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant. Technology for intraocular lens implants and procedures to refine clarity... Full Answer
- Q Do children get cataracts?
Children can develop cataracts, but the condition is much more common in older adults. In some cases, infants are born with cataracts, known as congenital cataracts. These may be the result of an illness of the mother during pregnancy or a genetic... Full Answer
- Q How will cataracts affect my child's vision?
Dr. David Demartini, OphthalmologyCataracts are very uncommon in children and many are partial and don't require intervention at all. If they cause significant opacity then they can be removed, one eye at a time, to restore vision. Cataracts in children can be more problematic as a child... Full Answer
- Q How do cataracts affect the body?
Cataracts develop gradually over time, forming a cloudy layer on the lens of the eye. The lens is found behind the iris, the colored area of the eye. The lens works by focusing the light that comes through your eye so that you can see clear, distinct... Full Answer
- Q What complications may result from cataracts?
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world; however, surgery to remove cataracts is usually quite safe and effective. Possible complications from cataract surgery include eye infections or bleeding. Surgery also increases a person's risk... Full Answer
- Q What happens during a cataract surgery?
At the hospital or eye clinic, drops are put into your eye to dilate the pupil. The area around your eye is washed and cleansed. The operation usually lasts less than one hour and is almost painless. Many people choose to stay awake during surgery.... Full Answer