Eye

Our ophthalmologists perform cataract, vitreoretinal and laser surgeries to help patients maintain eyesight and quality of life.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina at the back of the eye. The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.

In cataract surgery a small incision is made in the eye and the cloudy lens is removed. After the natural lens has been removed, it often is replaced by an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). An IOL is a clear, plastic lens that requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. Light is focused clearly by the IOL onto the retina, improving your vision. You will not feel or see the new lens.

Learn more about the procedure and what to expect

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