CATARACT SURGERY

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A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye.  It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed.

The amount and pattern of cloudiness within the lens can vary.  If the cloudiness is not near the center of the lens, you may not be aware that a cataract is present.

What causes cataract?

The most common type of cataract is related to aging of the eye.  Other causes of cataract include:

  • Family history

  • Medical problems, such as diabetes

  • Injury to the eye

  • Medication, especially steroids

  • Radiation

  • Long-term, unprotected exposure to sunlight

  • Previous eye surgery

  • Unknown factor

Cataract surgery is the most performed eye procedure in the world. Our surgeries are performed on-site at the Ontario Surgery Center on an out patient basis. Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions or concerns regarding your scheduled procedure or call to schedule a cataract evaluation. Please feel free to watch the video below which explains the process of cataract extraction.

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