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Cataracts

Cataracts are natural part of aging that eventually effects everyone. A cataract is the clouding of the normally transparent natural lens within the eye.  Symptoms of a cataract may include blurry or hazy vision, faded colors, and difficulty seeing at night or sensitivity to light.  The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. The procedure involves removing the clouded natural human lens and replacing it with an artificial lens, which will allow the patient to see clearly again. Cataracts are the most common cause of decreased vision in patients over the age of 50, and its removal is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. Over 90% of patients 65 and older have developed cataracts and 4 million cataract surgeries are performed each year.

Here at Eye Physicians of the East bay we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to each and every patient.  We have the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical technology that exists in all of ophthalmology.  Laser-assisted, small incision cataract surgery with refractive correction and advanced, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery are two examples of the state-of-the-art surgical techniques that we routinely use to preserve and restore vision of our patients.

Advanced Life Style Lenses
Historically a monofocal lens was the only option patients had in replacing their cataract. While monofocal lenses provide clear vision, this lens option limits vision to one fixed focus for only one distance. Patients who choose monofocal lenses usually choose replacement lenses that allow them to see well for distance and rely on reading glasses for up close or intermediate focus.

Today patients can choose from a wide variety of lenses based on his or her visual needs.  Choosing lifestyle lenses means going beyond treating your cataracts – it’s making a choice to dramatically enhance your vision, and taking a step toward independence from glasses and contacts.  A premium option for cataract surgery, lifestyle lenses improve sight at a greater range of distances and improve chances of seeing with limited use of glasses or contacts.


Toric IOLs are intraocular that are able to accommodate for the condition of astigmatism.  Toric IOLs are specially designed to correct astigmatism along with overall vision during cataract surgery, offering complete vision correction.

 


Multifocal IOLs are presbyopia-correcting IOLs that are designed to provide a full range of clear, sharp vision. Multifocal lenses can decrease your need for reading glasses or computer glasses after surgery. This type of premium IOLs contains added magnification in different parts of the lens to expand your range of vision so you can see objects clearly at all distances without glasses or contact lenses.