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Surgery for cataracts involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Or, if an IOL cannot be used for any reason, it will be left out and

Surgery for cataracts involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Or, if an IOL cannot be used for any reason, it will be left out and contact lenses or, in rare cases, eyeglasses can compensate for its absence. Most people will get an IOL during surgery.

Before surgery, ask your doctor about what types of IOLs can go in your eye . Or, if you will not be getting an IOL, find out why, and ask about the pros and cons of contact lenses or eyeglasses .

For most adults, surgery is only needed when vision loss caused by a cataract affects your quality of life. The goals of surgery in adults who have cataracts include:

The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.

The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do.

During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) . Your ophthalmologist will talk with you about IOLs and how they work.

If you need to wear glasses a new lens with the correct focussing power is implanted so that glasses are no longer required. This includes improvement in both reading and distance vision when a multifocal lens is used.

Cataract surgery is now the most commonly performed operation in the world and is considered by the World Health Organisation as one of the safest surgeries available.

Ultrasound vibration is used to liquify the cloudy contents of the lens and a suction tube then removes it. The new lens is then inserted in the place of the old lens. For safety each eye is treated separately with a week in between. Surgery time is approximately 20 minutes for each eye. After about two hours at our clinic after a final check up you are free to go home.

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Cataract surgery is a fairly common procedure to remove a cloudy lens, that is a cataract, from inside the eye to restore vision. The cloudy lens inside the eye is replaced with an artificial lens or intraocular lens (IOL). Cataracts generally occur as a natural aging process. However, they can also occur at birth (congenital) or caused by a drug, chemical, or physical injury. Cataracts may go unnoticed at the onset because the cloudiness presents gradually and vision is only mildly affected. Eventually, cataracts worsen and begin to impair vision and ultimately require cataract surgery.

At Fort Worth Eye Associates, Dr. H. William Ranelle and Dr. Ann Ranelle constantly strive to achieve outstanding vision results for each patient by understanding their individual needs and comfort. Fort Worth Eye Associates offers advanced technologies for choosing the appropriate lens implant and treatment plan for each patient.

Cataract symptoms often present so gradually that they go unnoticed for a time. Vision is not particularly affected during early onset of a cataract. Cloudy or foggy vision is the symptom most associated with cataracts, however other signs that may signal cataract formation include:

Surgery for cataracts involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Or, if an IOL cannot be used for any reason, it will be left out and contact lenses or, in rare cases, eyeglasses can compensate for its absence. Most people will get an IOL during surgery.

Before surgery, ask your doctor about what types of IOLs can go in your eye . Or, if you will not be getting an IOL, find out why, and ask about the pros and cons of contact lenses or eyeglasses .

For most adults, surgery is only needed when vision loss caused by a cataract affects your quality of life. The goals of surgery in adults who have cataracts include:

Surgery for cataracts involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Or, if an IOL cannot be used for any reason, it will be left out and contact lenses or, in rare cases, eyeglasses can compensate for its absence. Most people will get an IOL during surgery.

Before surgery, ask your doctor about what types of IOLs can go in your eye . Or, if you will not be getting an IOL, find out why, and ask about the pros and cons of contact lenses or eyeglasses .

For most adults, surgery is only needed when vision loss caused by a cataract affects your quality of life. The goals of surgery in adults who have cataracts include:

The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.

The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do.

During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) . Your ophthalmologist will talk with you about IOLs and how they work.

If you need to wear glasses a new lens with the correct focussing power is implanted so that glasses are no longer required. This includes improvement in both reading and distance vision when a multifocal lens is used.

Cataract surgery is now the most commonly performed operation in the world and is considered by the World Health Organisation as one of the safest surgeries available.

Ultrasound vibration is used to liquify the cloudy contents of the lens and a suction tube then removes it. The new lens is then inserted in the place of the old lens. For safety each eye is treated separately with a week in between. Surgery time is approximately 20 minutes for each eye. After about two hours at our clinic after a final check up you are free to go home.

Surgery for cataracts involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Or, if an IOL cannot be used for any reason, it will be left out and contact lenses or, in rare cases, eyeglasses can compensate for its absence. Most people will get an IOL during surgery.

Before surgery, ask your doctor about what types of IOLs can go in your eye . Or, if you will not be getting an IOL, find out why, and ask about the pros and cons of contact lenses or eyeglasses .

For most adults, surgery is only needed when vision loss caused by a cataract affects your quality of life. The goals of surgery in adults who have cataracts include:

The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.

The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do.

During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) . Your ophthalmologist will talk with you about IOLs and how they work.

Surgery for cataracts involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Or, if an IOL cannot be used for any reason, it will be left out and contact lenses or, in rare cases, eyeglasses can compensate for its absence. Most people will get an IOL during surgery.

Before surgery, ask your doctor about what types of IOLs can go in your eye . Or, if you will not be getting an IOL, find out why, and ask about the pros and cons of contact lenses or eyeglasses .

For most adults, surgery is only needed when vision loss caused by a cataract affects your quality of life. The goals of surgery in adults who have cataracts include:

The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.

The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do.

During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) . Your ophthalmologist will talk with you about IOLs and how they work.

If you need to wear glasses a new lens with the correct focussing power is implanted so that glasses are no longer required. This includes improvement in both reading and distance vision when a multifocal lens is used.

Cataract surgery is now the most commonly performed operation in the world and is considered by the World Health Organisation as one of the safest surgeries available.

Ultrasound vibration is used to liquify the cloudy contents of the lens and a suction tube then removes it. The new lens is then inserted in the place of the old lens. For safety each eye is treated separately with a week in between. Surgery time is approximately 20 minutes for each eye. After about two hours at our clinic after a final check up you are free to go home.

Glaucoma is a serious condition where fluid in the eye begins to build up, which causes pressure to build on the optic nerve. The optic nerve connects the eye to your brain and it is responsible for carrying messages from the back of the eye to the brain. Angle-closure and open-angle are the two main... Read More

Most people put off going to the eye doctor until they need new prescription eyewear. This is a mistake because comprehensive eye exams can help you catch and treat potentially serious problems early on. And many eye diseases, like glaucoma or macular degeneration, don’t show any symptoms in the early stages. Your eyes can also... Read More

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