The human eye is just like a camera. We have a lens inside of our eye that focuses back and forth, just like a camera has a lens.. When the lens inside of our eye becomes cloudy, it is know as a cataract.
Many things can cause the lens inside of our eye to become cloudy and become a cataract, including trauma, certain medications, excessive sunlight exposure and diabetes, but most cataracts form as a result of the normal aging process.
Once a cataract has formed, it usually does not require treatment until it interferes with a patient’s vision or quality of life. The only treatment for a cataract is surgical removal of the cataract.
At Burlington County Eye Physicians, we employ the most advanced techniques available to treat a cataract.
Cataract removal typically takes less than 10 minutes, in our Medicare approved out-patient surgical center. In the vast majority of cases, the cataract can be removed without the use of needles, stitches or a patch. Patients are able to se out of their eye immediately after the cataract is removed.
Once the cataract is removed, a new artificial lens is implanted into the eye. Patients today have the option of selecting a lens implant that will correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Newer high-technology lens implants are available through our practice such as the Crystalens, Trulign, Technis , Restor and Synphony lens implants that can deliver patients with clear distance and near vision without the need for glasses.
For more information schedule a consult with our cataract surgeon Dr. Gregory Scimeca
To find out if you have cataracts, please contact us for a consultation.