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Cataracts

Advanced Treatment for the Symptoms of Cataracts

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. When we look at something, light rays travel into our eye through the pupil and are focused through the lens onto the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. If the lens has become cloudy, this is called a cataract. Don’t miss out on seeing what’s important to you. Get state-of-the-art treatment for your cataracts close to home by choosing Rock Hill Eye Center.

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

If your vision has become blurry, cloudy, or dim, or things you see are not as bright or colorful as they used to be, a cataract may have developed in one or both of your eyes. Many people say that their vision with cataracts is similar to the effect of looking through a dirty car windshield.

As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at first. But as your cataract symptoms progress, you may begin to find that it interferes with your daily activities. By performing a complete eye exam, your ophthalmologist can tell you whether a cataract or another problem is the cause of your vision loss.

How Are Cataracts Treated?

Based on the results of your exam, your ophthalmologist will recommend the best course of treatment for your eyes through surgery and/or lenses.

Cataract Surgery

While cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss, especially as we age, they are treatable with cataract surgery. Since most cataracts are part of the normal aging process, they cannot be reversed. There are no medications or eye drops that will make cataracts go away–surgery is the only treatment.

Intraocular Lenses

When a cloudy lens is removed during cataract surgery, it will need to be replaced. Intraocular lenses are implanted on the eye, giving you clearer vision. These lenses can also be used to correct vision for patients with astigmatism or presbyopia.
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Cataract Services

Cataract Surgery

When a cataract causes vision problems, we may recommend cataract surgery.

Standard v. Refractive Cataract Surgery

Learn about the difference between standard and refractive cataract surgery.

Surgery Patient Information

If you require cataract surgery, we will schedule your procedure at our office.

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