A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens in the front of the eye. While this condition is usually painless, patients often experience symptoms affecting their vision, including:
- Blurred/hazy vision
- Spots in front of the eye(s)
- Sensitivity to glare
- Film developing over the eye(s)
Cataracts tend to develop in people over the age of 55 and are widely known to be a symptom of aging. However, cataracts can develop as a result of an eye injury or disease, a family history of cataracts, smoking, or due to the use of certain medications.
Our doctors may recommend lens replacement surgery for people who are significantly affected by cataracts. Cataract replacement surgery is the most common surgical procedure performed in the country. It involves removing the lens and replacing it with an artificial one called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataract Surgeon in East Orange, NJ
If you’d like to learn more about cataract surgery and whether it’s the right procedure for you, make an appointment with the experts at Central Parkway Eye Care Center. Call (973) 673-4620 to make an appointment. You can also request an appointment through our online form.