// Almost every human being will develop a cataract during their lifetime, but it’s comforting to know that cataract surgery is a commonly performed procedure that clears vision and even offers the opportunity to correct conditions such as astigmatism.
Cataracts are an age-related condition that results in a clouding of your eye’s lens. When a cataract develops, it causes light to scatter instead of focusing properly. Over time, cataracts lead to deterioration of your vision and if left untreated, they can eventually result in blindness.
Fortunately, modern medicine provides you with a safe and effective treatment for cataracts. Cataract surgery can be performed to replace your eye’s clouded natural lens with a clear, artificial replacement lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Benefits of Cataract Surgery with Eye Care Specialists in NE PA
The most obvious benefit of cataract surgery is the restoration of clear vision. Colors will appear brighter and more vibrant, images will be sharper, and objects that used to be fuzzy will return to focus. You should also experience a reduction in glare from the sun or from oncoming headlights when driving at night.
There are several important lifestyle benefits to cataract surgery. Many of our patients find that they have a renewed sense of independence following their procedure. If you were unable to drive due to your cataracts, cataract surgery will give you the vision to get behind the wheel again. You may also enjoy many of your favorite hobbies much more once you have clear vision.
Other benefits of cataract surgery include:
Quick recovery time
Minimal risk of infection
Smaller incision which eliminates the need for stitches
Most advanced IOLs produce sharp vision and may reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses after your procedure
What causes Cataracts?
A cataract is caused by a change in the chemical composition of the lens. The most common cause for this change is the natural aging process. As we mature, the normally flexible, clear material of the lens becomes hard and cloudy. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent the development of cataracts. Everyone who lives long enough will eventually develop the problem.
Although most commonly seen in adults after the age of 40, cataracts can occur at any age. The condition may be present at birth or caused by an injury to the eye. Infections and other eye diseases, such as glaucoma and eye tumors, may cause the development of a cataract. Vision loss is usually gradual as a cataract develops.
The Eye Care Specialists Advantage – Cataract Surgery NE PA
The ophthalmologists at Eye Care Specialists are some of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Our doctors have collectively performed more than 50,000 successful cataract surgeries throughout their careers.
At Eye Care Specialists, our doctors are always doing research on new lenses used with cataract surgery. We conduct case studies and research new technology to ensure you achieve the best possible results. Our cataract surgeons use only the highest quality materials with our IOLs to ensure better vision and longer lasting results.
Please contact Eye Care Specialists today to schedule your initial cataract surgery consultation. We serve patients in Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.