What is the treatment for a cataract?

There is no cataract treatment such as drops or medications that can fully reverse the cloudiness in the lens that develops with age. Therefore,  once the lens starts to turn cloudy and symptoms develop, the primary cataract treatment is surgery.

  • With cataract surgery a very small incision (only 3 mm or 1/8 of an inch) is made in the side of the cornea (the front window of the eye). A small ultrasound instrument is placed in the eye.
  • The instrument then breaks up the cataract into very small fragments using ultrasound energy and vacuums it out of the eye. A new, clear artificial lens is then placed inside the eye to restore sharp clear vision. 

Many patients feel like they have turned back the clock a decade with their new cataract treatment.

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