Cataracts

Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC -  - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery located in Trappe, Blue Bell, Spring House, Hatboro, Bethlehem, & Levittown, PA

Cataracts are a common problem, especially if you’re older than 65, and they can severely compromise your vision. Surgery is the best way to treat cataracts, and the highly skilled team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC have outstanding skills in performing cataract replacement surgery, a safe and effective way to restore your vision. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, Spring House, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Cataracts Q & A

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are obstructions that form in the eye’s lens, preventing light from entering your eye and causing distorted vision. They can develop as a result of injury or disease, and some medications may cause cataracts. However, the most frequent cause of cataracts is the aging process.

As you age, the structures of your eyes gradually change, which can cause proteins in the eyes to break up. In some people, these proteins group together in the lens, and cataracts form.

Cataracts can lead to blindness, but with skilled surgery, it’s possible to restore your sight. Having regular eye exams at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC ensures your eye doctor can detect the first signs of developing cataracts before they affect your vision more seriously.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

When cataracts start to form, you may experience:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty with night vision
  • Halos and glares
  • Double vision
  • Changes in color perception
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)

If you notice any changes in your vision between your regular eye exams, get your eyes checked out at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC.

How are cataracts treated?

The most effective way of treating cataracts is through surgery. Cataract surgery involves removing the affected lens and replacing it with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). There are several types of artificial IOLs available, including:

Monofocal IOL

Monofocal IOLs correct your vision at one distance, so you would still need to wear glasses for close-up activities like reading.

Multifocal IOL

Multifocal IOLs correct your vision at two distances, so you may not need to wear glasses at all.

Toric IOL

Toric IOLs enable people who have astigmatism to benefit from cataract surgery.

The specialist surgeons at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC perform cataract surgery at four surgery centers using a high-speed femtosecond laser. This state-of-the-art technology enables your surgeon to customize the replacement lens to your precise needs, ensuring optimal results.

Cataract surgery is one of the safest procedures you can undergo, and more than 2 million people each year benefit from cataract surgery in the United States alone. If you have cataracts, or you’re experiencing any loss of vision, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC or schedule an appointment online today.