What is a Cataract?

Cataracts occur because the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy preventing light from being focused on the retina.

Chart Showing a Healthy Eye Compared to One With a Cataract

What Causes Cataracts?

  • Natural part of aging
  • Long-term exposure to sunlight
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Eye injuries
  • Medications

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

  • Blurry vision
  • Distortion of colors
  • Glare, halos
  • Difficulty seeing at night

What are the Treatments?

There is no cure but to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a man-made intraocular lens. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures today at over 14.2 million surgeries annually.

  • Ultrasound technology removes the cloudy lens through a microscopic self-sealing incision.
  • The lens is replaced with a new foldable man-made lens.
Chart Illustrating Cataract Surgery

Will I Still Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

  • Monofocal lens: corrects nearsightedness or farsightedness for DISTANCE VISION.
  • Toric lens: monofocal lens that also corrects astigmatism.

What is Presbyopia

  • As we age the natural lens loses its flexibility making it difficult to focus on objects up close.
  • Bifocal, trifocal, or progressive eyeglasses become necessary to see clearly at all distances.

Multifocal Lenses

Corrects nearsightedness or farsightedness as well as presbyopia for less dependence on glasses. The surgeon will review detailed testing and your case to determine if you are a candidate for this type of implant.

Some available lens options include:

  • Vivity
  • Panoptix
  • ReSTOR
  • ReZOOM

Find out if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery today!


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Morristown Memorial Hospital

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