Insight into Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

Dr. Seaborn Hunt serving The Villages & Ocala FL

No matter what aspects of life you value most – working, golfing, reading or just taking in the scenery while strolling around town – chances are they’re highly – or wholly-dependent on your site. So if you vision is clouded by cataracts, you may actually be losing the ability to enjoy the very things, places and people that make life worth living. You’re not alone - statistics show that 70% of all people over the age of 75 develop cataracts.

Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you regain what you've lost, both in terms of your vision and your quality of life. Now, a technological breakthrough is available for use in cataract surgery. When you choose to have your surgery performed with Alcon’s LenSx Laser, you’ll enjoy a truly innovative solution that allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods.

With the LenSx Laser, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you’ve chosen the most advanced technology available for this life-changing procedure, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience. 

So what exactly is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. This lens, located behind the iris, works just like the lens of a camera – confusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. Your lens can become so clouded, it keeps light and images from reaching the retina, distorting your vision.

A cataract can be the reason sharp images become blurred, bright colors become dull, or seeing at night is more difficult. It may also be why the reading glasses or bifocals that used to help you read or do simple tasks no longer seem to help. Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through an old, cloudy film. But a cataract is not a “film” over the eyes. It cannot be prevented and diet will not make it go away. Eye injury, certain diseases, or even some medications can cause the clouding. Today’s technologies have made both the surgery itself and the replacement lenses safer and more effective than ever. The refractive cataract laser has significantly increased surgical precision.

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