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A cataract is a common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, and affects millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. Cloudiness develops as a result of a buildup of protein in the lens and causes a progressive, painless loss of vision.
The artificial lenses implanted in the eye during cataract surgery, known as intraocular lenses (IOLs), were once only able to correct distance vision, leaving patients dependent on eyeglasses for near vision. New advances in technology have allowed for the development of specialized, premium IOLs. With premium IOL implantation, many patients are able to eliminate or significantly reduce their dependence on eyeglasses after surgery.
Patients with cataracts and pre-existing cornea astigmatism are candidates for a toric aspheric IOL. When a patient with astigmatism has cataract surgery with a traditional monofocal intraocular lens, they will still have blur and distortion when they are not wearing their glasses due to their astigmatism. Toric iols can provide clear uncorrected distance vision. Currently, toric iols do not correct for presbyopia, so glasses will still be needed for close work.
Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. These and other serious conditions often develop without vision loss or pain.
Some eye problems are urgent and require immediate medical attention in order to reduce the risk of vision loss and other types of permanent damage. Such problems include eye pain, ocular trauma, flashes and floaters and sudden vision loss.
Regular eye exams test for the development and progression of refractive errors and help provide a proper prescription if eyeglasses or contact lenses are needed. Exams are also an invaluable tool in the early detection of eye disease.
Several factors such as aging, sun damage, smoking, stretching and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag as the supporting tissues deteriorate. This area is often one of the first to deteriorate, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. Eyelids that droop or bulge can cause people to appear much older or fatigued than they actually are.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the US, and can affect patients of all ages, many of who do not experience any symptoms and may not be aware that they have the disease. Glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye and other factors.